MEETINGS AND TALKS

 

We usually meet twice a month except during Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. Meeting dates are shown in the list of events below. If you are logged in you can see more information by simply clicking on the item that interests you.

 

Venues

 

Tuesday meetings are held at Highfield (YMCA) Sports Centre, Russett Drive, off Hill End Lane, St Albans, AL4 0DB. Turn off Hill End Lane into Russett Drive at the Spar Shop. Bus S1 from and back to town every 40 minutes with a 2-hour break between 11.10 and 13.10. There is car parking at the Sports Centre.

 

Wednesday meetings are held at Marlborough Road Methodist Church, Marlborough Rd, St Albans AL1 3XQ. This Bus Routes web page allows you to find routes and timetables for buses that stop in St Peter’s Street and Victoria Street. There is car parking at the Maltings Public Car Park, adjacent to the church.

 

At both venues, meetings open for registration at 2:00 pm (in the room adjoining the main hall at Highfield, in the church hall to the right-hand side of the lobby at Marlborough Road). The meetings start at 2:30pm when we sit down for announcements followed by a talk of about 45 minutes by a Guest Speaker. At Marlborough Rd the church has a T-Loop system for those who use hearing aids.

 

At each venue, Meeters and Greeters will welcome you and direct you to the registration area where you will find stalls with information about Groups, Trips, Events and U3A notices as well as a free Bookstall.  If you would like to be a Meeter and Greeter or to help with the Bookstall, please contact Sheila Laidlow.

 

At Marlborough Road, tea and coffee are served in the church hall after the talk. If you could help, please  contact our Refreshments Coordinator, Charlotte Thorp, who organises the refreshments rota.

 

Talks

 

Talks are organised by the Speaker Secretary, John Johnson, who would welcome suggestions for future speakers - including U3A members who would be interested in giving a talk on their 'specialist subject'. Please give feedback after each talk by placing a token in one of the 'ballot' boxes and writing your thoughts in the comments book provided at each meeting - this is important for compiling a list of recommended speakers for the Herts Network of U3As.

 

Membership Cards

 

Please remember to bring your membership card with you to the meetings as it saves time at registration. Also, please fill in the reverse with your Emergency Contact and Medical/Allergy details as these could prove useful to a paramedic called to an accident or a person taken ill. For the same reasons, please carry your card when attending every U3A activity. 


Event NameDateTimeDurationLocationCategoryVacancies
Talk: Sustainable St Albans: Building Modern Architecture in a Historic City - Geraint John03 Apr 201914:002hMarlborough RdMeetings/TalksYes
Talk: Inns and Alehouses of St Albans - David Thorold16 Apr 201914:002hHighfieldMeetings/TalksYes
Talk - The History and Development of Maritime London.- Cpt William Wells01 May 201914:002hMarlborough RdMeetings/TalksYes
Talk - The Remarkable Sarah Churchill & Holywell House - Ann Dean14 May 201914:002hMarlborough RdMeetings/TalksYes
Talk - The Challenges of Village Life in Kenya - Dr Stephen Bown05 Jun 201914:002hMarlborough RdMeetings/TalksYes
Talk - Letting go...through the act of Drawing and Painting - Dr Lorna Moore18 Jun 201914:002hMarlborough RdMeetings/TalksYes
Talk - The Sons of St Albans - City Tour Guide03 Jul 201914:002hMarlborough RdMeetings/TalksYes
Talk - From Barrow to Baghdad and Back - Philip Caine16 Jul 201914:002hHighfieldMeetings/TalksYes