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WTU3A November 2019 Newsletter

The November 2019 newsletter is now available to read here. The next newsletter will be in January.

Please note that for this month only we are meeting in St Mary’s Church at 2.30pm and seasonal refreshments will be available.  Our last speaker of the year is Glynn White who will be talking about Weston Turville.


10 December, 2019

As we have no General Meeting in December we have some reminders:

Theatre Trips:

Group Leader Melanie Evans now needs to pay for Theatre trips booked in January and February.  If you have put your name down for place on a theatre trip and not yet paid, please contact Melanie as soon as possible at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk.

Also, there are still places available for ‘Six’, Anton & Erin and Frankenstein.

2020 Diaries:

A number of 2020 Diaries, which had been ordered, were not collected at the November meeting.  If you would like to collect your diary sooner than the General Meeting in January, please contact Jenny Hunt on secretary@wtu3a.org.uk


Aylesbury Vale U3A – Trip to Berlin – spaces available

5 December, 2019

For those that were not at the November meeting, our Chairman mentioned that Aylesbury Vale U3A are running a trip to Berlin and there are a few spaces available.  If any WTU3A members are interested in joining them and would like to find out more.  Please contact Gaynor Edwards on localliaison@wtu3a.org.uk.  She will forward details and a brochure to you.

Strength and Balance Classes

5 December, 2019



Move It or Lose It!

Strength and Balance Classes

Turn up and Pay – First session Free!

Venue: Halton Tennis Centre, HP22 5PD
When: Every Friday (starting 29th November)
Time:  1pm -2pm
Cost: £5 per session. 

For more information contact Corinne.  Details on the attached flyer


Lost Property – Update

4 December, 2019

Someone left a very nice scarf in church at the meeting on Thursday 28th November. It is rainbow coloured with some tassels at the end. It was found in the third row of pews from the front, on the right hand side.  If you have lost this, please contact Ken Shaw on 01296 613010 or email to chairman@wtu3a.org.uk

Also a pair of leather fur lined gloves were picked up on the church path after the meeting. UPDATE:  Gloves have been reunited with their owner. 

Mid-Bucks (Aylesbury) U3A Carol Service

29 November, 2019

Mid-Bucks U3A would like to invite Weston Turville U3A members to join them at their annual Carol Service on the 17th December at 2.30pm at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Camborne Avenue, Bedgrove HP21 7UE.

Details on the attached flyer.


Philosophy (Discussion) Group

29 November, 2019

Our Philosophy Discussion Group now has two places available.   If you are interested in more information, or would like to join, please contact Michael Conolly at discussion@wtu3a.org.uk

The group meets on the third Friday of the month between 10.30 and 12.30.

Please see below the meeting dates and discussion topics for 2019-2020:

17th December  – Tuesday 1pm Plato 
17th January   Should population be controlled? Are there too many people in the world?
21st February Security or Freedom. Can you have both?
20th March Should rules be broken?
17th April What is Freedom?
15th May Marriage
19th June What is Justice?
17th July Is the surrogation (of babies) for money a moral issue?
21st August Should Adult Education be for everybody?
18th September What should citizenship be about?
16th October Tbc
20th November Tbc

read more …

Science and Technology

4 November, 2019

The programme of events planned for the Science & Technology group until December and into 2020 can be found below.  Some of these venues are still to be confirmed but detailed information sheets will be produced once plans are finalised.

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.

7th November

Talk – ‘An exploration of Fusion technology’
(start 2.30pm)

14th November

Workshop – Excel spreadsheets for finances

5th December

Talk – ‘Concorde – The Beginning and the End’

2nd January


6th February

Talk – ‘Electricity is Wonderful – a history and examination of its advantages.’ (Start 2.30pm)

5th March

Trip (tbc)  – ‘Wellcome Collection, Museum and Library’ in Euston Rd, London  

2nd April

Visit (tbc) – Milton Keynes Museum (in conjunction with the Local History group)

7th May

Trip (tbc) – ‘Steam – The museum of Great Weston Railway’ at Swindon.

4th June

Trip (tbc) – RAF Duxford the Aircraft Museum in Cambridgeshire. 

2nd July 


6th August


3rd September

Visit (tbc) – the new Museum at Silverstone

1st October

Visit (tbc) – the BMW Factory


National U3A Newsletter for 🌿September🐝

22 October, 2019

Here is the newsletter for 🌿September 🐝 from The Third Age Trust.  

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 October 2019 Newsletter

20 October, 2019

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

The speaker at the general meeting on 24th October is Adam Smith who specialises in architectural history and his talk is entitled “The Rothschilds and the Vale of Aylesbury”.




A number of events to celebrate our 10th Anniversary have been arranged and we hope all our members will participate in at least one of the events.  Events which take part within a general meetings will be free of charge to members. 

Here are the dates for your 2020/21 diary:

This is our launch event at our general meeting.   It will be an afternoon of tea and cakes with our version of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ with prizes awarded.  Full instructions and information will be available nearer the time.