10 July 2024

What’s on next week

Please note that as our premises are currently being hired out to a local language school, members may only visit the reception desk and not the other areas, including the social area, as they will be in use.


New items

We are highlighting the following items which are part of the Summer Events programme.

SP 31: Emmanuel College afternoon tea

Organiser: Susan Jeeves

Day and time: Friday 14:30 – 16:30

Venue: Emmanuel College Garden

Number of sessions: 1

Places: 110

Date: 26 Jul
Come and join us for Afternoon tea in the beautiful gardens or Emmanuel College (or in the Old Library if the weather is inclement). The price includes
Selection of sandwiches including vegetarian fillings.
Scones, clotted cream and jam.
A selection of sliced cakes
Tea, coffee, A selection of herbal teas
Cost: £22.80 to be paid to the Office on registration, either by Bacs or in person with a credit or debit card.

Closing date for applications: 18 July

Please note: unless we have a significant number of applications for this event by noon on Thursday 11 July it will unfortunately have to be cancelled due to insufficient numbers.

SP 40: Christs College afternoon tea

Organiser: Susan Jeeves

Day and time: Tuesday 14:30 – 16:30

Venue: Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, CB2 3BU

Number of sessions: 1

Places: 110

Date: 13 Aug

Join us for an afternoon tea in the gardens of Christ’s College. Afternoon tea will include:
Cocktail Sandwiches: Cheese & Tomato, Ham & Mustard, Smoked Salmon & Cucumber and Egg & Cress.
Selection of Cakes: Scones – A mixture of Plain & Fruit with Jam & Clotted Cream, Mini Chocolate Éclairs, Shortbread, Carrot Cake Bites and Chocolate Brownies.
Tea, Coffee and Herbal Infusions.

In the event of inclement weather, an indoor venue will be used.

There will be a selection of Library treasures available to view during the event, for which you will need to choose your time slot for when you arrive.

Please notify us of any dietary requirements when booking.

Cost: £18.95 to be paid to the Office on registration, either by Bacs or in person with a credit or debit card.

Closing date for applications: Monday 5 August

Jesus Green Picnic

Day and time: Wednesday 17 July 12:30 – 14:30
Venue: Jesus Green

Bring your own food, drink and any seating required to the grass under the trees on Jesus Green (note that barbecues are not permitted in the area we’ve chosen). Friends of U3AC members, and children, are also welcome. We’re delighted that the U3AC group, Mainly Madrigals, led by Susan Whykes will be doing an unaccompanied set early on during the picnic. Meeting point: At the U3AC banner, between the tennis courts and Park Parade.


Reminders – Courses

Summer Events Programme – new items and updates

We updated the Programme with additional items and further detail – please have a look by clicking HERE.

A few courses which start shortly still have a few vacancies: SP 28, SP 31, SP 36, SP 39 SP 40.

Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. You may initially request 3 events and places will be confirmed on application. If you request further events (up to a maximum of 6) you will be placed on a holding list and be contacted if the event still has places, about a week before the date. Places are filling up fast!

U3AC cycling group

The U3AC cycling group is open to all U3AC members, and we welcome riders of all abilities, and including those with electric bikes. Our rides are in small, friendly groups and we cycle between 12 and 30 miles, with a refreshment stop. We start from various locations in and around Cambridge. No commitment is required – you can join as many or as few rides as you wish. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the co-ordinator, Derek Morris at u3ac.cyclingclub@gmail.com.

Our current Rides Programme can be found on the U3AC website. Login to the site, and then visit https://www.u3ac.org.uk/extra-groups/cycling-club/

We have 10 rides planned for June and July, ranging between 15 and 30 miles. Full details of each ride and contact details for the ride leader can be found in the Rides Programme.


Reminders – Events and Visits

Visit to Down House (Charles Darwin’s home)

A visit to Down House in Kent has been arranged for Tuesday 24 September. Cost £47.00 or £37.00 for English Heritage members. Application forms are now available from the Office and on the Trips and visits page of the website. Closing date for applications is Friday 16 August.


Reminders – Other

Contemporary Dance Summer School

Cathy Middleton who runs U3AC’s contemporary dance workshops is running her own dance sessions during the summer. All the details can be found below. Please book your place by 29 July:

Venue: St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge

Time: 10:30-11:30

Dates: Tuesday August 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursday August 8,15, 22, 29

Cost: £20 FOR X 4 CLASSES

NB You can book for a mixture of days and weeks. For all x 8 classes you pay a reduced fee of £30

To book your place please contact Cathy Middleton by e-mail: catherine.middleton749@btinternet.com


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Other organisations

U3AC supports other local organisations by listing their activities on the Other organisations page of our website https://www.u3ac.org.uk/news/other-organisations/