Calling all Members!

At our next AGM several of our committee members will have fulfilled their three-year term on the committee and will have to stand down. Obviously, we need to start to consider their replacements as Verulam U3A will not exist without these essential volunteers. If you think you might be interested in taking on one of these roles, we would like to invite you to attend a committee meeting for you to see what we get up to! Please use the Contacts page on this website to contact any of the current committee members regarding attending a meeting or to find out more about their role. Alternatively, speak to any committee member at the monthly meeting.

May 2019

Groups News

Have you wanted to join a group to find it is oversubscribed and there are no vacancies? Have you wanted to be member of a group only to find we do not have a group offering your interest? Well, there is a new link on the Groups page where it is easy for you to let us know how you would like to see the Groups changing and developing. We would love to hear from you!

May 2019

See Around Britain

See Around Britain, is a registered charity which has set up a website, to provide photographic and detailed written information regarding a large variety of public venues throughout the UK. The site provides a brief description, along with contact details, transport and accessibility information so that potential visitors, including those with disabilities, can decide whether or not a venue is suitable for their particular needs.
The charity is looking for volunteers to write venue descriptions to accompany the backlog of photographs of various venues and/or submit photos or videos of new venues themselves, all of which can be done from home online via the website. There are online video tutorials available to help volunteers and also email support, if needed.
If you would like to become involved please contact and/or Alternatively, you can register your interest and join directly via the website’s volunteer section at the bottom of the About Us page,

May 2019

Computer Friendly Courses in Fleetville

If you would like to become more confident and competent at using your IT skills you might be interested in one of the courses run by this group. Click here to find out more.

May 2019

IN A NUTSHELL - where you can read what our wonderfull groups have been up to!

IN A NUTSHELL - where you can read what our wonderfull groups have been up to!

The Museum and Galleries Group visited the Wellcome Collection in London in June. In addition to the amazing collection of medical artefacts and original works of art, there was a special exhibition, ‘Smoke and Mirrors, the Psychology of Magic’ which gave an insight into what’s behind many ‘magic’ happenings. Fascinating! Pat.

Mae’r Grwp Gymraeg Canolradd wedi bod yn siarad am gyngherdd hologram Frank Zappa, ceffylau gwedd, Eglwys Flamstead (murluniau hyfryd), hyfforddi cwn, John Bunyan, selsig Morgannwg, a Threweryn.

Welsh Intermediate Group: we have been talking about a Frank Zappa hologram concert, shire horses, Flamstead Church (wonderful murals), dog training, John Bunyan, Glamorgan sausages, and Treweryn. Miranda - June 2019.

Apple Computers Group: learnt about backing up their files. Rod.

Walking Group: twelve of us had a 4 mile round walk from Lemsford in beautiful sunshine. We passed through the Brockett estate (avoided the golfers!) where the trees were particularly beautiful in their fresh spring colours. Grace.

Wings and Wheels: went to Duxford Imperial War Museum near Cambridge and saw an amazing collection of aircraft. Terry.

Table Tennis Group: all play to win, but the games provide us with so much laughter that the final scores are not so important. Hand-eye co-ordination; gentle aerobic and weight-bearing exercise; keeping joints mobile; and then the part where so many of us fail: trying to remember the score! Fran.

Local History Group: had a conducted tour of Hatfield Road Cemetery, led by Fleetville Diaires. Lives of many former creative, commercial and other significant contributors to the development of St Albans were recounted alongside their graves. A member of our group met up with an illustrious ancestor - the impressively named Major General Sir Alan Henry Shafto, 6th Baronet, Adair MC & Bar, DSO, KCGVO - a 17th cousin twice removed! David.

Current Affairs: In May we discussed the following topics:

  • Should Huawei be excluded from our security system?

  • Views on having to drive an electric car by 2030.

  • Should the Jeremy Kyle Show be discontinued by ITV?

  • Should we bother to vote in the European elections?

  • What wider issues does the new Alabama Abortion Law bring up for discussion?

  • Our possible solutions to the Irish Border issue. Pauline.

May 2019

Calling all Cryptic Crossword Addicts!

Cryptic Crossword 8 and the Solution can now be found on the Cryptic Crossword Compilers Groups page.
Crossword 9 coming soon.

April 2019

2019 Activities Guide

You can find a printable copy of the 2019 Activities Guide here.