HGS U3A got off to a flying start on Thursday 18 May with a long queue waiting patiently outside the Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church before the doors opened at 10 am for Enrolment Day.
More than 200 people had signed up in advance, and dozens more joined on the day. The event gave members and potential members an opportunity to find out about the 50 or so interest groups that have been established, and to sign up for them. Some groups rapidly filled up and now have waiting lists. The Groups Organiser will be using the information gathered during the day to determine where we need to add new interest groups and/or duplicate courses.
Our special guest at Enrolment Day was the distinguished war correspondent and former MP, Martin Bell OBE. Martin is a long-term resident of Hampstead Garden Suburb. In a brief speech, he stressed that you never stop learning. Judging by the enthusiasm of everyone who attended, that’s certainly true of “third agers” in Hampstead Garden Suburb and surrounding areas.