Mainly for Men


Trip to Greene King Brewery at Bury St Edmunds 

Co-ordinator: Peter Long – 01799 524443 –

We usually hold two meetings a term on the first Monday in the month at Saffron Walden Bowling Club, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden at 2.15 for a 2.30 pm start. A charge of £3 a person is made for every meeting to enable us to cover our overheads.

We occasionally arrange outside visits and social events.

Although the topics chosen are mainly for the interest of men, all U3A members are most welcome to attend.

Future Events

We hope at some point to have a  visit to a micro-brewery – watch this space.

Click on the blue links in each case to find out more.

List of Past and Future Meetings

Monday 4th November 2019 – Talk by Charles Garland – ‘Dad’s Army, the Nation’s Favourite Comedy’
Monday 7th October 2019 – Talk by Geoff Heathcock BEM JP (Chairman and Presenter of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution) – ‘Saving Lives’
September 2019 – a visit to a micro-brewery is being arrnged
Monday 3rd June 2019 – talk by Donald Chiswell (Military Historian) – 0n ‘the History of the longbow’.
Monday 1st April 2019 – talk by Edward Rees (Scottish Power) – on ‘Wind Power’
Monday 4th March 2019 – talk by Jim McNicholas – ‘A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme’ 
Monday 4th February 2019 – talk by Mike Levy – ‘We must save the Children’. 

Monday 5th November 2018 – The role and importance of the Royal Navy, the present and its future.
Monday 1st October 2018 – Charlie Haylock is taking an eccentric look at the countryside
Monday 2nd July 2018 – ‘Life and Death In A Victorian Gaol – a talk by Mike Wabe.
Monday 4 June 2018 – ‘The Third World War, 1983 – a talk by Richard Gibbons.
Saturday 10th March 2018 –  10 am – noon – Visit to the  showroom and workshop of P&A Wood – Rolls-Royce and Bentley official heritage dealers – Great Easton, Dunmow, Essex 
Monday 5 March 2018 at 2.30pm – ‘A Bridge In Time, The story of the Bailey bridge’ – a talk by Malcolm Darroch
Monday 5th February 2018 at 2.30pm: ‘A Kick Up The 60s’ – a presentation by Alan Haines
Monday 8th January 2018  – New Year’s Lunch at the Coach and Horses, Newport

Monday 6th November 2017 2:30 pm – ‘Lighthouses’ a talk by Mark Lewis
Tuesday 10th October 2017 – Visit to Secret Nuclear Bunker at Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood 
Monday 2nd October 2017 2:30 pm ‘200 Years of Milling’ – a talk by Mike Furlong
Thursday 27th July 2017 at 12.30 – Summer Lunch – at the Coach & Horses, Newport
Monday 5 June 2017 2:30 pm – ‘Victorian Ghost Hunters’ – a talk by Andrew Crome
Wednesday 3rd May and Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Visit to Wellcome Genome Campus.
Monday 3rd April 2017– ‘Building the Panama Canal’ – a talk by Richard Thomas.
Monday 6th March 2017 – ‘Patrick Campbell’ – a talk by Nick R Thomas.
Monday 6th February 2017: ‘Andes Plane Crash’ – a talk by John Guiver
Monday 9th January 2017  – New Year’s Lunch at the Coach and Horses Newport
Monday 7 November 2016 –  Sqdn Ldr Kevin Dalley: “History of the Pathfinder Force”
Monday 3 October 2016 – Peter Hesketh: “Circumnavigation of the World in Container Ships”
Wednesday 21st September 2016 – Visit to Greene King Brewery, Bury St Edmunds
Monday 4 July 2016 – Malcolm Osborne: “The US Airforce at Nuthampstead”
Monday 6 June 2016 – Rob Poole: “Railway Curiosities”
Monday 9th May 2016 – Lunch at the Coach and Horses Newport
Monday 4th  April 2016 – Nick Thomas – a talk about his life as a comedy script writer.
Monday 7 March 2016 – Bob Barton from the Scott Polar Institute: The sinking of the Endurance and Shackleton’s ill-fated expedition and the rescue attempt.
Monday 22nd February 2016 – Trip to Sandford Mill to experience the work of the Italian inventor Gugliemo Marconi
Monday 4 January 2016  – Lucy Allen, a film stuntwoman, on the: “Highs and Lows of a Stunt Woman” a talk and film.
Monday 2nd November 2015 – “Fraud and Forgeries”  – a talk by Tim Turner  – valuer and auctioneer.
Wednesday 7th October 2015 – Outing to Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon
Monday 5th October 2015 – The restoration of ‘President’, the only remaining steam narrow boat – a talk by David Powell.
Monday 6th July 2015- “WW2 Defences in Essex”. A talk by the Essex County Council archaeologist.
Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – OUTING to RAF Museum in Hendon.
Monday 2nd March 2015 – “Policing The River Thames”. The speaker spent 40 years in the metropolitan police, with 15 years in the river police.
Monday 2nd February 2015 – “The Ghan – The Last Frontier”. A talk about the Australia rail link that took 150 years to build and was finally completed in 2004.
Monday 1st December 2014 – “Isambard Kingdom Brunel”
Monday 6th October 2014 – The Story of Two Warrior Queens – The Ships – Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary.
Monday 2nd June 2014 – “The Chindits” – speaker Bill Smith.
Monday 7th May 2014 – “Talk on the History of the London Underground” by Tony Earle.
Monday 3rd February 2014 – “Behind The Footlights”
Monday 4th November 2013 – “Zeppelins Over Essex”