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WTU3A Newsletter – May 2018


This months Newsletter announces our new Chairman and Committee members; gives information on membership renewals, and many of the forthcoming group activities such as Science & Technology, Local History, Garden Visits, Church Visits and the many Extreme events coming up.  Read all about it here.

Food Appreciation – The King’s Head – 10th July

13 June, 2018

Here we are nearly in the middle of June so how about joining us
 at The King’s Head in Ivinghoe on the second Tuesday of July.  Full details and a sample menu can be found here.

It will be 18 months since we were there before, not a lot has changed except the menu of course, the owners and staff really do look after you so well and make everyone very welcome.  You will have a unique dining experience with old fashioned service underlined with serious professionalism.
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Invitation from Princes Risborough U3A – Question Time – David Lidington MP

5 June, 2018

On the Friday 20th July starting at 12 noon in the main hall of Princes Risborough Community Centre, Wades Park beside the swimming pool building, we will be holding a BBC type Question Time with local MP David Lidington. (DL)

You as a member of a U3A are welcome to attend (that includes members from other local U3A branches).  There is no need to book but there will be a small entrance fee of £1.  

The meeting takes place over lunch, starting at 1200 with an introduction on Rt Hon David Lidington MP, his background and government posts by myself.  My plan is to run the session like BBC Question Time. read more …

Garden Visit – Hidcote Manor – 12th July

31 May, 2018
There are still 4 seats available for Hidcote Manor Garden, National Trust. Hidcote is one of England’s great Arts and Crafts gardens, and is located near Chipping Campden in the North Cotswolds.  Famous for it’s rare trees and shrubs,herbaceous borders and unusual plants from all over the world.
Visiting on Thursday July 12th by coach, we leave Weston Turville at 8.45am from Main Street bus stop opposite the shops.  Cost is £18.00, coach only.  If you are a National Trust member bring your card, for Non-members pay on the day – £12.00.
There are Cafes available for coffee, lunch and a Plant Centre.  If you are interested please get in touch with Gaynor Edwards as soon as possible at

Visiting Churches

23 May, 2018


The next Church visit is on 12th June at St John the Baptist, The Lee.  

To find out more or if you require transport please contact Odette Harris at  

Below you can find the visits planned to date.  read more …

Science and Technology

22 May, 2018


June 7th will be the planned trip to the Royal Observatory, The Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark in Greenwich.   The cost is £31 which includes entrance to museums and coach fare.  There are about 10 places still available. We plan to leave at 8.30am and return around 5.30pm.  For those who are troubled by the thought of the hill, we plan to start at the top at The Royal Observatory and work our way down to the Cutty Sark and Maritime Museum.  If you have any other questions please contact John Beer or Roger Everson at

Thursday – 7th June

Visit to Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and Maritime Museums in Greenwich, London. 
Thursday – 5th July Talk by member of Aston Clinton U3A
Thursday – 2nd August Course on Microsoft Office Programs – Paul Brown (Powerpoint in particular) 
Wednesday – 5th Sept Visit to Shuttleworth Museum, Bedfordshire
Tuesday – 2nd October Visit to Music Museum at Brentford
Thursday – 1st November Visit to Postal Museum in London
Thursday – 6th December Talk by Paul Brown – Why things move Part 2

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Extreme Glow Worm Walk – 2nd July

17 May, 2018

Following the unexpected popularity of our Bat Walk last year, we are pleased to announce a Glow Worm Walk on the evening of 2nd July.  
Special thanks go to Mike Maunder for making the arrangements.

Full details attached.

Local History Group Meetings

4 May, 2018

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings from May to December 2018 

The Local History meetings schedule until the end of the year has now been finalised and we hope that there is a good variety of topics to look forward to and find interesting.  As usual, suggestions for talks/visits etc are very welcome.   Please contact Glynn White at

Please note there will be no meetings in July, September and December.  Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below:

Tuesday 22nd May  “The History of Pinewood Studios”
Tuesday 26th June Visit to the Kraft Village at High Wycombe
Tuesday 24th July No meeting
Tuesday 28th August “The role of Hughenden in the Second World War”
Tuesday 25th September No meeting
Tuesday 23rd October “Aylesbury – recent history and lost heritage”
Tuesday 27th November “I’m not really old, it’s those tablets”
Tuesday 25th December No meeting (Christmas Day)

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Extreme Visits – Spy Training – 18th June

25 April, 2018

Hot on the heels of Karting and Darts Marathons comes news of the latest “Extreme” outing.  Get your tuxedos, sunglasses and alluring cocktail dresses out because we’re following James Bond 007, Q, M, and the rest of the crew.  Yes, we’re going Spy Training.

“Spy Games Ltd” of Singleborough near Milton Keynes will be giving us training in 8 essential spying skills over a 3 hour period from 10am till 1pm on Monday, 18th June 2018.  See here for full details. Contact the Extreme team at  Schplendid!


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Weston Turville U3A Newsletter – April 2018

24 April, 2018

The  April newsletter contains information on membership renewal for 2018/19, the AGM, new garden visits, the next Church visit, a trip to Duxford and various extreme visits!   Click here to read. 

There is no speaker at the AGM but there will be cakes!  All AGM documents can be found here.