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Our next Open Meeting is on Monday 20th May 2024.

Our next Open Meeting is on Monday 20th May 2024 at the Bowling Club in Abbey Lane. Doors open at 1:45 pm for a 2:30 pm start. Our speaker will be Alison Mees and her talk is entitled ‘Wildlife in Africa’.

Alison spent 16 years living and working in Africa in the safari industry, supporting community projects and working with researchers in Cheetah observations. She shares her experiences with nature, which includes watching a family of cheetah from 4 weeks old until they become independent from their mother. Alison now works with CCF UK as a volunteer, helping to raise awareness and fund raising to help keep cheetahs safe in the wild. With less than 7500 left in the wild they need support.

There will be the usual refreshments, free raffle and plenty of opportunities to socialise with your u3a friends. See you there.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW – Monday 28th October

This year’s Antiques Roadshow is on Monday 28th October at the Bowling Club in Abbey Lane from 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

Following last year’s successful event, members are once again invited to bring along 1 or 2 items for discussion and valuation with our antiques expert Alan Woolston. Last year’s experience has taught us that some changes are needed to be made to the procedures so that it will be a fairer and better run event. There will be free refreshments so please come along for what we hope will be an enlightening and entertaining afternoon. Entrance is £1 which will go towards our expert’s expenses.

Christmas Buffet Sold Out

Due to unprecedented demand, the Christmas Buffet on 20th December is already sold out. We apologise to members who may have missed out but the Golf Club can only accommodate 65 people and those places were filled within 12 hours – Reserve list only – click here for details.

New Group – Crochet for Beginners

A new group is starting called Crochet for Beginners

No hooks or wool required (I have enough wool to open a wool shop!)

Tea/coffee and biscuits provided

2 hours per week, Tuesdays 10 – 12am

Starts Tuesday 14th May

If you are interested, or would like more information Please contact Sue by email on mobile: 07426 802232

Sequence Dancing Leader Vacancy

The Saffron Walden u3a sequence dance class is looking for a suitably experienced individual to lead the class for one hour from 9:45 am until 10:45 am every Tuesday at the URC Hall in Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden.

We are a very friendly and welcoming group and willing to learn.

See our webpage here.

Interested applicants please contact current co-ordinator Pauline Palmer on or 07743 007671.

Saffron Walden u3a 40th Birthday Party – change of venue and date

It has been decided that, because this is such a momentous occasion, we will now be holding our 40th Birthday Party at the Saffron Walden TOWN HALL. The original date we wanted was unavailable, so the new date is now Monday 23rd September 2024 from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm.

There will be a big birthday cake and bubbly with live entertainment from some of our groups. So far we have the Ukulele group – we will keep you informed as to which other groups will be performing. We look forward to seeing you there on, what will be, a very special occasion for us all.

Theatre Trip – Fawlty Towers – London – Tues 30th July

PLAY :   FAWLTY TOWERS.  By John Cleese. APOLLO THEATRE LONDON  : With Paul Nichols,

          Victoria Fox,  Adam Jackson-Smith, Anna-Jane Casey & Hemi Yeroham  as Manuel

         TUE 30TH JULY 2024 –  7.30PM.   Excellent Stall Seats.

         Price .  £77 .incl. Coach.   Payable Mid March 2024

For Details or Booking please contact Chris –  01799 520173  or 07786 402776

New Testament Greek Reading Group

New Testament Greek Reading Group
We will meet fortnightly on Thursday mornings from 10.30 – 12.00 in members’ houses.
This will be an informal group, reading & discussing the text together.
Some knowledge of NT Greek would be helpful, but all levels would be welcome.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Chris Salter or on 07967 126 045
The group will hopefully start in March.

Holiday – Scottish Lochs and Landscapes 8-14 Sept 2024

The Rob Roy Hotel, Aberfoyle – 8th to 14th September 2024 stopping overnight on the way up and back. Dinner, bed and breakfast. 6 nights/7days. £759.00 (price to reduce if 25 persons)

With a visit to the Falkirk Wheel –  The world’s one and only rotating boat lift. A marvel of engineering and Scottish Canals’ flagship destination, The Falkirk Wheel. Connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal in a half-turn that takes only five minutes!

Contact Jean Little 01799 513 411 or