We usually meet twice a month except during Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. Meeting dates are shown in the list of events above. If you are logged in you can see more information by simply clicking on the item that interests you.
Our face-to-face meetings take place at two different venues:
are held at One YMCA St Albans Community Gym, 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.
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.
Road, tea and coffee are normally served in the church hall after the talk. If you could
help, please contact our Refreshments Coordinator,
Charlotte Thorp, who organises the refreshments rota.
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.
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.