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16 February, 2019

Below you can find details of 3 more shows that have been booked for the Theatre Group.  If you are interested and would like to book a place, please see the group leader, Melanie Evans at the monthly meeting or contact her at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk for further details.  Pricing details are below: read more …

History on Film – Thames Valley Network Event Day – 28th May

11 February, 2019
Thames Valley Network U3A have announced an exciting new Events Day – ‘History on Film’ (Harlots or Heroines?), taking place on Tuesday 28th May.  This is in a superb venue where the seating and acoustics should be perfect for the event.  
Full details can be found on the attached flyer and to book your place please complete and return the attached application form as directed.  

Mid Bucks U3A – trip to Family Tree Live – 26th April

27 January, 2019
The Mid Bucks U3A Family History Group is proposing to organise a trip to Alexandra Palace to visit the Family Tree Live event on 26th April 2019, if any WTU3A members would be interested in going on this trip please contact April Smart. Full details in the attached flyer

Garden Visit – 8th May – Eythrope & Waddesdon Manor

21 January, 2019

There is a visit planned for Wednesday 8th May to the Rothschild family’s private gardens at Eythrope on the Waddesdon Estate at 10.45am.  A tour round the garden will be followed by lunch – inspired by produce from the garden – at Waddesdon Manor and in the afternoon there is a tour of the manor at 2.30pm.  

The cost is £40 and a cheque for this amount will secure your booking – be quick as it is likely to fill up fast! Contact Gaynor Edwards at gardens@wtu3a.org.uk.  



WTU3A Newsletter – January 2019

18 January, 2019

Happy New Year to all WTU3A members!

Most of the groups have their 2019 programme well under way, and the new Theatre Visits group has got off to a flying start, so we are very pleased to announce details of another new group starting – Touch Tennis (aka Short Tennis).  

Please contact chairman@wtu3a.org.uk if you are interested in joining Touch Tennis.

Full details are in the January 2019 newsletter – so read all about it here

Science and Technology

16 January, 2019

The programme of events planned for the Science & Technology group from February to September 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 science@wtu3a.org.uk.

Thursday – 7th February Talk by Dennis Trebble – “The History of Land Speed records”
Thursday – 7th March Exploration of the world of spreadsheets – Damian Campbell
Thursday – 4th April

Trip – Buzz Rail, Leighton Buzzard

Thursday – 2nd May

Trip – Museum of Military Medicine and The Milestone Museums, Basingstoke

Thursday – 6th June

Trip – Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Dock

Thursday – 4th July

Talk – TBC

Thurday – 1st August

Workshop – Use of the spreadsheet

Thursday – 5th September

Trip – Brooklands Museum, Weybridge

read more …

WTU3A Local History Group – January to April 2019

2 January, 2019

WTU3A Local History Group Meetings from January to April 2019

Here is the Local History meetings schedule up to April 2019. As usual, suggestions for talks/visits etc are very welcome.  Please contact Glynn White at localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk

Meetings are posted in the Diary and detailed below:

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 – 10.30am “The Art of metal detecting”
Tuesday 26th February 2019 – 10.00am “The Battle at Chalgrove Field” 
Tuesday 26th March 2019 – 10.30am “The History of Hugenden Manor”
Tuesday 23rd  April 2019 – 10.30am “Aspects of Heraldry”

read more …

Garden Visits 2019

8 December, 2018

Here is the finalised plan for the garden visits in 2019!  For more details see the diary page on the WTU3A website

Bookings currently being taken for Old Church Cottage, Long Marston on 16th February.  Contact Gaynor Edwards at gardens@wtu3a.org.uk.

16th February Old Church Cottage, Long Marston – Full details below
March No garden visit
17th April Chenies Manor House, Rickmansworth           
8th May  Eythrope, Waddesdon
29th May  Huntsmoor (NGS), Bovingdon
13th June Mottisfont (NT), Romsey 
16th July Old Camos (NGS), Thatcham
15th August Packwood House and Gardens (NT), Lapworth
19th September The Grange (NGS), Chalgrove
17th October Stowe (NT), Buckingham

read more …

WTU3A Newsletter – November 2018

17 November, 2018


The final newsletter of 2018 is here!  It includes details about next week’s general meeting on Thursday 22nd November which promises to be a fun, social afternoon.  

There is music from Paul Fincken and the Folk, Blues and Beyond group, seasonal refreshments and the annual Bring and Buy Sale.


WTU3A Newsletter – October 2018

18 October, 2018

The October newsletter is available to read here.  

Marcia Watson, our speaker for our 25th October meeting, who came to talk to us about Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), asked us to pass on her heartfelt thanks to all our lovely members who left money in the GOSH tin.  This came to an incredible……£165. 51!

Marcia undertook her nursing training at the hospital and gave an inspiring talk about the history and ground-breaking work of GSOH.  read more …