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WTu3a Newsletter – November 2021

The is now available!

 

Our newsletter for November has now been published. Read it here

This months talk at the General Meeting on Thursday 25th November is “Curiosities in the Cotswolds”.  Our speaker is Alan Copeland.  The talk will be a laid back tour of the Cotswolds.

Membership cards will also be available to collect for those that have not yet done so.

Grub Club The last Grub Club of the year is at Chiltern Forest Golf Club on Monday, 29th November at 12 noon.  You are able to have either lunch or afternoon tea.  Contact Annie Edwards at grubclub@wtu3a.org.uk.  

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby until January 2022. 

WTu3a back in style!

Theatre Visits in 2022 – tickets available

26 November, 2021

The following productions are now available – details and pricing are below:

Date Production Venue Cost

Wednesday,
5th January at 7pm

‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World’

 

 

 

This tells the story of women including Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parkes and Emmeline Pankhurst.

Be one of the first to see the follow-up show by the producer of the international hit musical Six.

 

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

£20.00
(stalls)

Monday,
31st January 2022 at 7.30pm

‘Burn the Floor’ Kevin Clifton

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury


£56.00 (stalls)

 

Thursday,
17th February 2022 at 2.30pm

‘Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker’

Milton Keynes Theatre,
Milton Keynes

 

£32.00 (stalls)
If you are interested and would like to book a place or further details, please contact the group leader, Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk.

News from the Groups

22 November, 2021

 

Monday, 29th November

The next Grub Club’s meeting is at Chiltern Forest Golf Club, at 12.00pm where you can choose between either lunch or afternoon tea.

Please contact Annie Edwards on grubclub@wtu3a.org.uk as soon as possible if you would like to join in as the venue will need to know the numbers. 

 

Science and Technology 
   
 
Following a second successful visit to The Silverstone Experience earlier this month, there are now no more visits planned over the winter.  Hopefully there will be a return to activity in the Spring.
 
If you have any suggestions for future talks or visits, please email John Beer and Roger Everson at science@wtu3a.org.uk

 

Trips – Faversham and Canterbury

Tuesday 7th December – now fully booked.

If you are interested in any future visits that the Trips Team organise next year, get yourself on the list by emailing trips@wtu3a.org.uk 

 

Local History Group

Sadly, the November meeting of the Local History Group was the last one organised by Glynn White.  Glynn steps down after many, many years as Group Leader of this popular group.  We must say a big THANK YOU to him for arranging some exceptional trips and speakers.  

If you or anyone you know would like to take on the mantle, please let Glynn know.  Glynn will gladly lend support to any new leader with a list of previous speakers, names and email addresses of current members of the group and setting up the hall etc.  Contact Glynn White on localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk.

Christmas Lunch – last places left.

Wednesday 8th December

Chiltern Forest Golf Club in Wendover.  The cost is £30 per head.  To book your place please contact Carol Williams on xmaslunch@wtu3a.org.uk


Theatre Visits

Burn the Floor – Kevin Clifton merging Dance and Theatre, Monday, 31st January 2022, 7.30pm at the Waterside Theatre. Tickets for the stalls are £56.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at Milton Keynes Theatre.  Thursday, 17th February at 2.30pm. £32 for a ticket in the stalls.
 
Contact: Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk 

Thames Valley Network u3a – Christmas Wreath demonstration on Zoom

14 November, 2021

Another Thames Vally Network u3a event is now published – The Spirit of Christmas – talk and demonstration.  Click on the links in the boxes below for the flyer that has full details of costs and how to book through TicketSource. 

NEW

Tuesday, 23rd November 10.30am on Zoom

Otters are back in the Thames

By Graham Scholey

Closing date:  Friday, 19th November

NEW

Wednesday, 24th November at 10.30am on Zoom 

Van Gough – the Golden Years

By Keith Appleby

Closing date: Saturday, 20th November 

NEW

Monday, 29th November at 2.30pm on Zoom

Mandela – the Man Behind the Myth

By Bjorn Watson

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th November

NEW

Friday, 3rd December at 10.30am on Zoom

December Quiz

Quizmaster – Avis Furness

Closing date:  Tuesday, 30th November

NEW

Thursday, 9th December at 10.30am on Zoom

The Spirit of Christmas

By Katherine Kear

Closing date:  Monday, 6th December

Below are the events planned until December.  Full details on each event will follow in due course.

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WTu3a Newsletter – October 2021

24 October, 2021
The is now available!

 It’s a packed full edition! Read it here

This months talk at the General Meeting on Thursday 28th October is From Guns and Roses to Hearts and Flowers and the speaker is Catherine Jones. She will speak about how she went from being an army officer, to being a writer of romantic fiction. 

2022 Diaries have arrived and are now available to collect at the meeting.

Membership cards will also be available to collect for those that have not yet done so.

Grub Club – the next outing is 29th October at the Crows Nest.  Contact grubclub@wtu3a.org.uk to book your place.  Only 20 available. 

Science & Technology – Still places available on the trip to The Silverstone Museum on 4th November.  Contact:  science@wtu3a.org.uk.

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings from October 2021 to January 2022 at the Rugby Club. 

WTu3a Newsletter – September 2021

17 September, 2021
The is now available!

 It’s a packed full edition! Read it here

This months talk at the General Meeting on Thursday 23rd September is A is for Arsenic and the speaker is Dr Kathryn Harkup. Her talk is an exploration of the poisons used by the Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie, in her bestselling detective stories. 

2022 Diaries are now available to pre-order at the meeting.

Membership cards will also be available to collect for those that have not yet done so.

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings from September 2021 to January 2022 at the Rugby Club. 

WTu3a Newsletter – August 2021

23 August, 2021
The is now available!

Read it here.  It’s full of information on the groups that have restarted. 

Thursday 26th August is our first General meeting where we resume our normal format with a Speaker!  At last we can enjoy a talk without the limitations of Zoom. 

The Speaker is Bernie Knill and his talk is entitled “Hughenden and Benjamin Disraeli – the most unlikely Prime Minister”.  Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings from August to November 2021 at the Rugby Club. 

Membership cards will also be available to collect for those that have not yet done so.

WTu3a Newsletter – July 2021

18 July, 2021
The is now available!

Read it here

Thursday 22nd July is our first meeting after the restrictions have been lifted!  We can at last meet face-to-face once more. 

Our Picnic Party, starting at 1.30pm, offers a chance to meet friends that you may not have seen for months and to listen to live music from the Folk, Blues and Beyond Group.  The weather looks set to be good so it should be a great afternoon!

There is no speaker this month, but click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings from August to November 2021 at the Rugby Club. 

WTu3a Newsletter – June 2021

21 June, 2021
The is now available!

Read it here

Our next meeting will be on Zoom on Thursday 24th June. Hopefully our last on Zoom!

The talk is Gardens for Us and Them by Dr Ian Bedford, a retired Research Entomologist, who will speak on how home gardens can all become valuable stepping stones for our wildlife in the quest to protect the natural reserves.

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings from June to November 2021 via Zoom and at the Rugby Club once Government restrictions are lifted.