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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.

AVU3A – Rock & Roll

17 May, 2018

Aylesbury Vale U3A are holding a ‘Mid-Summer Rock’n’Roll Party on 28th June at Aylesbury Tennis Club. 7pm – 10pm.

They have a few tickets left if any WTU3A members would like to purchase them. They are £3 each. There is a licenced bar and a raffle. Proceeds will be going to Charity. Please contact John Wilford at for tickets. Full details here


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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Extreme – Soap Box Derby – 17th June

23 March, 2018
The WTU3A “Extreme” group have entered our carefully crafted Duck into the 2018 Aylesbury Town Soapbox Derby after resting during 2017.
The event is on Father’s Day, Sunday 17th June, 11AM till 4PM at Whitehill Park, Aylesbury HP19 8EN.

In 2016 our cart won the “Best Looking Soapbox” award and it would be great to see as many members as possible on the day in support again.

We need more volunteers to push the cart at the start or even to drive but also to man the pit-lane for our legendary demonstration pit-stop where our egg laying Duck becomes a Mallard!
Email the Extreme group on, or see Adrian or Damian.  Details here.

Garden Visits

28 January, 2018



Here are the garden visits planned so far for 2018.  

For more details see the diary page on the WTU3A website, or contact Gaynor Edwards at gardens

27th March  Cliveden House (NT), Taplow
19th April Hall Barn, Old Beaconsfield
3rd May  Meadow Cottage (NGS), Watlington
22nd May  Red Kites (NGS), Bledlow Ridge
14th June Greys Court (NT), Henley on Thames
12th July Hidcote Manor (NT), Chipping Campden
9th August The Grange (NGS), Chalgrove

Tring U3A 10th Birthday Celebration Exhibition – 14th December

16 November, 2017

Tring U3A celebrates its 10th birthday at the end of this year and on Thursday December 14th they are holding an exhibition in the Victoria Hall in Akeman Street from 10 am to 3pm.

There will be displays from the various groups we have and the singing and ukulele groups will be performing at 11am.

Light refreshments will be available all day and U3A members are very welcome to join us.

Church Visits Group – Change of Group Organisers

12 November, 2017

After four seasons of organising visits to local churches John Richardson and Margaret Baynes have chosen to ‘retire’ and pass this role to new organisers. They  were very pleased that Mrs Odette Harris and the Revnd Geoffrey Howell have volunteered to take over from them for the 2018 season (April to October).

Odette will deal with all ‘admin’ (e.g. emails, notices, lists amendments, telephone calls etc.) and be your point of contact.    She will be e-Mailable on  which will redirect to Mike Bean (Webmaster) until Odette has decided where Church Visits mail should go. In the meantime anything ‘Church Visits’ related I’ll pass on to her.

For the other main aspect of organisation we have the Revnd Geoffrey Howell, a retired vicar, who will choose and liaise with the churches involved – one might think he has and inside track on this!

Thank you to John and Margaret for supporting the group over the past 4 years.  Accumulating 48 active members and arranged visits to  31 churches in these 4 years, and 41 churches in total since the Group started; and all group members pass on their grateful thank-yous to both Odette and Geoffrey for offering to take over this U3A Group next year.

Science & Technology Events …

26 October, 2017

John Beer has been very active setting up Science & Technology group visits and meetings for the next few months.


* November 2nd – ‘History of Fireworks’  Colin Tufnell (Aston Clinton U3A Sci and Tech group). He will talk to us about fireworks – including a demonstration of fusing as part of the talk. That should go with a bang!
* December 7th – a member of Tring U3A Sci and Tech group will explain to us the development of the Bar code.
* January 4th – no meeting.
* February 1st – ‘Why Things Move’. Paul Brown of ATG will explain!  This will be interesting, quirky and enjoyable.
  * March 7th (yes, a Wednesday!) – a morning trip to the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury for a behind the scenes look at the equipment and arrangement for a stage production.
  * April ?? – tentative arrangements to join with other groups for a trip to a transport Museum in London. Details will follow.

Other events/trips are being investigated, details will follow.

If you are interested in any of the trips or learning more about the S&T meetings please contact John Beer by e-Mail ( or at a U3A meeting.