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

 

Members attending the talks are encouraged to give feedback to the Speaker Secretary, who organises the talks, or to any member of the Executive Committee.  Suggestions for future speakers - including U3A members who would be interested in giving a talk on their 'specialist subject' - are also very welcome.

 

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
Has the North Sea Oil Bubble Burst? Brian Songhurst19 Nov 201914:002hMarlborough Rd Yes
AGM followed by Sarah Harrison, "Verse and Worse".27 Nov 201914:002.5hMarlborough Rd Yes
The East India Company At Home by Prof Margot Finn08 Jan 202014:002 hoursMarlborough Rd Yes
The (very) Varied Work of the Highfield Park Trust St Albans by Tim Abbott 21 Jan 202014:002 hoursHighfield Yes
St Albans Talking Newspaper byRob Pearman05 Feb 202014:002 hoursMarlborough Rd Yes
Bringing the History of Smallford Station and the Alban Way to Life by Jeff Lewis18 Feb 202014:002 hoursHighfield Yes
Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard: 1840 - 1950s. by James Taylor04 Mar 202014:002 hoursMarlborough Rd Yes
Birds and Birdsong by Colin Wilson17 Mar 202014:002 hoursHighfield Yes
The St Albans Militia Uprising by John Morewoood01 Apr 202014:002 hoursMarlborough Rd Yes
St Albans Tour Guides: St Albans: A 20th Century Odyssey21 Apr 202014:002 hoursHighfield Yes
Celebrating the Arc and Arc (Working title) by Sandy Walkington06 May 202014:002 hoursMarlborough Rd Yes
TBC19 May 202014:002 hoursHighfield Yes
The Great Cannabis Con by Dick Breeze03 Jun 202014:002 HoursMarlborough Rd Yes
Rags to Riches: A History of Paper and the Gade Valley by Peter Burford16 Jun 202014:002 hoursHighfield Yes
A Life in Music by Andy Smith01 Jul 202014:002 hoursMarlborough Rd Yes

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