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WTU3A Newsletter – September 2018

Our September newsletter is out now.  Read it all here.  

Our speaker for the next meeting on the 27th September is William French aka “William the Butler” who will be talking about his career path which took him from the Royal Navy when he served on HMS Britannia, via the Falklands war to a 25 year career travelling the world as a butler for a number of significant employers.

🎄Christmas Lunch – 14th December 🎄

10 September, 2018

The 2018 Christmas lunch is taking place on Friday 14th December at The Oxfordshire Golf Club at Milton Common near Thame.  Full details are here

For your £26.50 you will get a three course lunch, Christmas crackers, party packs, raffle and tea or coffee. The full menu is available to view as a PDF or as a Word document.  read more …

Wendover U3A-Witney Visit-11th October

6 September, 2018

Cogges Manor Farm and Witney Blanket Hall  – Thursday 11th October.  Wendover U3A have some spaces available for this visit to Witney.  Full details here.  If anyone is interested could they please contact Belinda Horn on  

Food Appreciation – Lucca in Wendover – 18th September

3 September, 2018

Our September lunch offer is at Lucca Restaurant in Wendover.   
They offer either a two or three course meal and it includes a glass of house wine or a soft drink.  The details can be found here.  Or a word version here.

The lunch and dessert menu is attached (pdf version here) and word versions of the menu and dessert menu.  

If  you decide to join us then can you please let Pam Wilson know, along with your choice of food so the restaurant can be informed.   Please contact on  


National U3A Newsletter for August 🌴

30 August, 2018

Here is the August newsletter from The Third Age Trust.  Read it all in Your national U3A newsletter – August 🌴

For previous editions of the national newsletter, see the newsletter archive.  Did you know that you can sign up to receive the national U3A monthly newsletter direct to your email inbox?  If you wish to do this, please complete the form on the U3A website here.


Local History Group

20 August, 2018

WT U3A Local History Group Meetings from August to December 2018 

Here is a reminder of the Local History meetings schedule until the end of the year.  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 September and December.  Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below:

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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WTU3A Newsletter – August 2018

19 August, 2018


All the news from the groups and a date for your diary…….
dare I mention it…..
yes it’s Christmas Lunch!!🎄🎄.  

All the details are in August’s Newsletter.   Read it here.  

Also, members may find this of interest.  Do you have broken or unwanted devices and don’t know what to do with them? Why not recycle them with Gadget Rehab? Full details below. read more …

Science and Technology

18 August, 2018



The workshop on August 2nd was attended by 8 members and I am sure we are much wiser on what can be done on Powerpoint. Many thanks to Paul Brown who hosted the teaching sessions.

The programme of events planned until the end of the year can be found below.

If you would like to book your place or have any other questions please contact John Beer or Roger Everson at



Wednesday –

5th September

Visit to the Shuttleworth Museum, Bedfordshire

Tuesday – 2nd October Visit to the Music Museum in Chiswick
Tuesday – 20th November

Visit to Postal Museum in conjunction with Trips Group

Thursday – 6th December Talk by Paul Brown – Why things move Part 2

read more …

Visiting Churches

26 July, 2018

The next Church visit is on Tuesday 14th August to St Mary’s, Ewelme, Oxon.   

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

read more …

Garden Visit – Huntsmoor – 14th September

23 July, 2018

This two acre garden has year round interest. It contains a rhododendron border and many special trees and shrubs.  A large lawn with herbaceous border gives way to a formal rose garden and onto a central Koi pond with waterfall and rockery.

A walk-through specimen trees, past a wildlife pond and bog garden brings you to a newly formed border, a log cabin and a spectacular view of rolling English countryside.   There is also a ‘cave’, and lots of places to sit.

Garden visit to include tea and cake costs £7.50.  If you are interested please contact Gaynor Edwards on to book your place.