New Bridge Group

The existing Social Bridge Group is bursting at the seams, so we are looking for a minimum of eight members to set up a new Bridge Group. If you are interested please complete this form and we will get back to you in due course.

Christmas Lunch

Yes, it’s that time of year again! Our Christmas Lunch will be held at the Belvedere Restaurant, Lemsford Road at 1pm. The date will be either Thursday 16th or Tuesday 21st January (tbc). There will be a choice of menu when this is available. The cost will be approximately £28.00 per person. Please contact Trevor T to make an advance booking for this event.

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.

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!

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

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

Museums and Galleries Group: Our August trip was to Dulwich Picture Gallery to both revisit the excellent permanent exhibits and to see the  “Cutting Edge : Modernist British Printmaking”  exhibition. Despite the somewhat uninspiring title, the exhibition was packed with stunning colourful prints, drawings and posters, full of energy and movement which really captured the modernist spirit of the 1930’s. Leafy Dulwich looked great in the August sunshine and trains and buses arrived as if to order; a success all round. Our next trip in late September is to The Royal Academy for the Anthony Gormley and Helene Schjerfbeck exhibitions. Malcolm - August 2019

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Photography Group: This year our summer outing was to Kew Gardens to look especially at the glass sculpture exhibition. There are more photographs in the Gallery. Michael - August 2019

Crafty Crafters: The group has had a very productive year, working on Iris Folding, Tea Bag Folding, Weaving Friendship bracelets, Marbling and Encaustic Art. We have done this particular skill before and always have enjoyed it. It uses special wax on an iron, which creates beautiful patterns and designs on glossy paper. Still to come this year, we are quilting something for Christmas and also creating Peg Dolls and dressing them in Christmas outfits. Carole - August 2019

Natural History Group: This group currently has no co-coordinator and will unfortunately have to disband if no-one is prepared to take on this role. Please contact Tricia Milne if you think you could help out. August 2019

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Art Group: We have been using water colours, acrylics and pastels; working on landscapes, portraits and animals. We like to encourage and help each other to improve our varying level of skills. Come and see an exhibition of our work at the October meting at Dagnall Street Baptist Church. Gillian - August 2019

Walking Football: Although no longer a U3A Group due to lack of numbers, please contact David Willacy if you would like to join Harvesters Walking Football. This group meets on Thursday mornings at 10:30. David - August 2019

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Wings and Wheels: The eastern end of the Central line was at Ongar until 1994, but it’s now at Epping. The Epping Ongar Railway heritage railway now runs on the last 6 miles of the track. The Wings and Wheels Group had a great day out to the Epping Ongar Heritage Railway, travelling by steam and diesel trains on this stretch of line, starting from North Weald station, the base of operations. Terry - August 2019

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Mae'r Grwp Cymraeg Canolradd wedi bod yn gwrando ar y gân werin ‘Lleucu Llwyd’ gan y band Tebot Piws. Hefyd dyn ni wed bod yn siarad am y Barcudiaid Cochion yn Gigrin Farm a gerflun Tommy Cooper yng Nghaerffili.

Welsh Intermediate Group: we have been listening to the folk song Lleucu Llwyd (Lucy Lloyd) by the band Tebot Piws (Purple Teapot). Also we've been talking about the Red Kite Feeding Centre at Gigrin Farm and the statue of Tommy Cooper in Caerffili. Miranda - August 2019

Apple Computer Group: If you have an iPad, iPhone or Mac important software updates are coming this autumn. These are particularly relevant to the iPad, which just might make you think of using it as your main computer, if you are not already doing so. We talked about these changes at our last meeting. Rod - August 2019

The Museum and Galleries Group: our July trip was to The Design Museum in Kensington to see the much acclaimed Stanley Kubrick exhibition, which clearly deserved the praise it has received. There were frequent references to his many years living in Hertfordshire and indeed many items on display were on loan from Childwickbury. Malcolm - August 2019.

Calling all Cryptic Crossword Addicts!

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

2019 Activities Guide

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