Tea Dance – 3 March

Meteorologically, Spring starts in March. If you have a spring in your step, then Come dancing with us at St Mary & Joseph’s Parish Centre in Boxmoor, on Tuesday 3rd March between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.

The music will be by Michael Gomm.

We do Waltzes, Quicksteps, Tangos and Foxtrots, Cha Chas, Jives and Rumbas, interspersed with a few sequence dances and a simple line dance or two. You do not have to be called ‘Fred’ or ‘Ginger’ to join in. If you need a teacher, we can recommend local experts.

There is no need to call in advance, just visit and enjoy a great welcome.

Subs are £2.00 for all visitors

Group Page: Tea Dance

Post expires at 11:59pm on Wednesday March 4th, 2020

Computer Programming – 3 March

The Computer Programming Group will meet on Tuesday 3rd March between 10.00 am and 12.00 am at Gadebridge Community Centre. We are looking (metaphorically) at Quantum Computing. We are just reaching the point of learning how to set up problems for solution.
If you fancy a challenging adventure then please just pop in, and bring your laptop. We’ll have plenty of brain lubricant and biscuits!

Group Page: Computer Programming

Post expires at 11:59pm on Wednesday March 4th, 2020

Monthly Meeting – 2 March

The next Monthly Meeting takes place on Monday, 2nd March 2020 at the Boxmoor Playhouse, St John’s Road, Boxmoor HP1 1NP. The doors will open at 9.30 am with an opportunity to catchup with your friends over tea or coffee and biscuits. The meeting will begin at 10.30 am.

This morning Peter Mussett will tell us about his life working in a library.
The folk staffing our libraries certainly has changed enormously in the past few years most libraries now rely on volunteers from the community to run them – but thankfully we do still have our libraries.

Post expires at 11:59pm on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020

eDigest 108 Spring 2020

The latest printed version of the U3A Dacorum Digest (108 Spring 2020) has just been published and sent to all current Members.

An electronic version can be viewed on the U3ADacorum web site – Documents – eDigest and select Edition 108 Spring 2020 and flip the pages.



Military History: 4 March

March: Meeting on Wednesday 4th March for a 10.00 start at our usual venue of St John’s hall, Boxmoor.
Leader Fred Palfery will be presenting a talk on the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ – about a Phantom pilot who was shot down over the DMZ and ended up in the same prison as Senator John McCain.
Hỏa Lò Prison was the main prison used by French colonists in French Indochina for political prisoners, later by North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, for US prisoners of war, who nicknamed it.
This will be followed by our own John Waller presenting his talk on forgery and counterfeiting ‘It’s not what it seems’.
Coffee and biscuits as usual.

Group Page: Military History

Post expires at 11:59pm on Thursday March 5th, 2020

Digital Photography – 5 March

The U3A Dacorum Digital Photography Group will meet in St John’s Church hall, Boxmoor, Thursday 5th March, from 10am to 12.

The main topic to be covered this month will be :-“Snow Photography”
When we look out the window and see all that beautiful glistening snow we instinctively know it’s time for some cool photos to wow our friends and family with. Do you often come back with snow photos which don’t look right? It is very disappointing when this happens – but it’s not you it’s your camera which thinks the world is grey and sets the wrong exposure to make it equate to grey. This makes the whole image dark.

The members Bring and Show will also be of a Snowy Scene taken anywhere recently where it has snowed.!

Tea and Coffee break (about 11.0)

Group Page: Digital Photography

Post expires at 11:59pm on Friday March 6th, 2020

Computer Support – 28 February

The U3A Dacorum Computer Support Group will meet in St Mary and St Joseph’s Church hall, Horsecroft Road in Boxmoor, HP1 1NR, on Friday 28th February from 2.00 to 4.30pm.

Introduction and welcome
Identify topics to discuss in later meetings and short questions
We plan to present a mixture of various topics covering “internet Searching”, “Hyperlinks”, “Desktop Shortcuts and “Screenshots” etc.
Since this meeting is the first this year after a couple of months of absence I hope that there will be a number of members attending.

Tea and Coffee break
Breakout groups

We welcome questions about problems with operating systems, software & hardware.
We aim to cover subjects in enough depth to get you going. Please ask for any subject you would like covered, either at the meeting or via the coordinator.
The entry fee for these group meetings is £1.50 per person. Please remember to fill in the attendance register when you pay.

There is no need to let us know if you are coming – please just turn up.

Group Page: Computer Support

Post expires at 11:59pm on Saturday February 29th, 2020

Railways – 27 February

Our speaker for the next meeting, 27th February 10am-noon, is Steve McBride from Vivarail.

This fairly new company are working to convert redundant Underground stock for use on several main lines in the UK.

Please note that we now meet at Adeyfield Community Centre, Queens Square.
Further information from the coordinator.

Group Page: Railways

Post expires at 11:59pm on Friday February 28th, 2020