We meet twice a month except during Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. Meeting dates are shown in the list of events below.


Tuesday meetings are held at Highfield (YMCA) Sports Centre, 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.

Wednesday meetings 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 Road, tea and coffee are served in the church hall after the talk. If you could help, please contact Jean E who organises the refreshments rota.

At each venue, in the registration area, there are stalls with information about Groups, Trips, Events and U3A notices as well as a free Bookstall.  At Marlborough Rd the church has a T-Loop system for those who use hearing aids.


Talks are organised by the Speaker Secretary who would welcome suggestions for future speakers - including U3A members who would be interested in giving a talk on their 'specialist subject'. Please give feedback after each talk by placing a token in one of the 'ballot' boxes and writing your thoughts in the comments book provided at each meeting - this is important for compiling a list of recommended speakers for the Herts Network of U3As.

Membership Cards

Please remember to bring your membership card with you to the meetings as it saves a lot of queueing to book in. Also, please fill in the reverse side with your EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS. These details would be very useful for any paramedic called to an accident or to a person taken ill (date of birth and allergies would also be very helpful to them) and may save your life in an emergency.

For the same reasons, please carry your card when attending every U3A activity

Please note for both venues doors are open at 2:00pm for registration