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WTU3A October 2020 Newsletter

The October newsletter is now available.  Read it in full here

Eric Jackson is our Speaker for our next virtual General Meeting via Zoom on 22nd October.  The talk is about The Gunpowder Plot.  read more …

u3a TVN Geology of the Thames Valley – Wednesday 18th and 25th November via Zoom

23 October, 2020

u3a Thames Valley Network are running a 2-part Study day entitled “Geology of the Thames Valley and why we don’t have volcanoes“. A virtual 2 day meeting using Zoom with Dr Jill Eyers.  Dr Eyers studied geology achieving her doctorate in 1992. Since that time, she has lectured for several universities including Reading, Oxford and the Open University.  

Full details can be found on this flyer and if you would like to attend, please complete and return the application form as per the instructions on the form.



u3a TVN Portraits of Elizabeth – Wednesday 11th November at 2.30pm via Zoom

4 October, 2020


A talk on the Portraits of Elizabeth I will be given by Professor Susan Doran of Jesus College, Oxford.  Please find attached the flyer and application form for this Thames Valley Network event which will take place, via Zoom, on Wednesday 11th November, at 2.30 p.m.  Closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd November. 

This photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND


u3a Radio podcast launches!

3 October, 2020

The first ever u3a Radio officially launched on 29th September.  

The national office learning team have been working with member volunteers who are skilled in broadcasting and you can keep listening to u3a Radio wherever you are as it is delivered as a recorded podcast.

Subscribe to the u3a YouTube Channel now.  Ela Watts is photographed here producing content for u3a Radio.  


National u3a Newsletter – September 2020 🍃

3 October, 2020

The 🍃 September 2020 🍃 newsletter has many great stories about U3A interest groups as we all find our way through the journey of meeting again, whether through social distancing or on line through virtual meetings. The u3a website now has a new look, so check the website regularly for the latest news, tutorials and events.  

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.

WTU3A September 2020 Newsletter

19 September, 2020

The September newsletter is now available.  Read it in full here

Elizabeth Gowing is our Speaker for our next virtual General Meeting via Zoom on 24th September.  The talk is entitled “Unlikely positions in unlikely places – a yoga journey around Britain”, and you can read more about Elizabeth, her talk and some of our future planned talks here

WTU3A August 2020 Newsletter

23 August, 2020


The August Newsletter has now been published.  Read the details here.   

Our Speaker Secretary, Heather Marshall, has done a splendid job of finding interesting and diverse speakers over the three years she was in the role, but has now handed over the reigns to our new Speaker Secretary, Simon Evers.  

Simon has had a real challenge on his hands of late, as many of the speakers that were booked for the rest of the year did not wish to provide their talks over the Zoom platform, so he has had to start afresh!  To whet our appetites, Simon has provided us with a synopsis of the speakers and the talks he has booked for our August, September and October virtual meetings.  Read the details here.

WTU3A July 2020 Newsletter

18 July, 2020

The July newsletter has now been published, and it contains some good news in that couple of our Groups are now beginning to restart their activities! Read all about here.

The newsletter also has information about our ‘Virtual’ General Meeting on Thursday 23rd July.

Using Zoom, there will be an introduction by our Chairman followed by a talk by Michael Astrop on Origins and Oddities of English Inn Signs . The link to access the Zoom meeting and the Quiz sheet will be emailed to members a couple of days before the meeting.  We hope you can join us.  

WTU3A June 2020 Newsletter

18 June, 2020


The June 2020 Newsletter is now available to read here.  This month includes an update from our Chairman about membership renewals and our AGM. 

If you have anything for the next edition of the newsletter, please send your copy to


WTU3A May 2020 Newsletter and also……………….🍾🎉HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY!🍾🎉

23 May, 2020


The May 2020 newsletter is now available.  It includes an inspiring insight into how the Patchwork and Quilting Group has been busy in lockdown. 

WTU3A is now 🍾🎉 10 years old!🍾 🎉  

What a great 10 Years its been!  

Thank you to Mandi Simons for taking the initiative and founding Weston Turville U3A in May 2010!  Thank you too, to all our Group Leaders and members over past 10 years in helping make WTU3A great.

 “Learn, laugh and live!”  is the U3A strapline and here is a snapshot of photos over the years showing our members doing just that!