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WTU3A October 2019 Newsletter

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”.

 

 

WTU3A TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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.

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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.

Thursday
7th November

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

Thursday
14th November

Workshop – Excel spreadsheets for finances

Thursday
5th December

Talk – ‘Concorde – The Beginning and the End’

Thursday
2nd January

NO MEETING

Thursday
6th February

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

Thursday
5th March

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

Thursday
2nd April

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

Thursday
7th May

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

Thursday
4th June

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

Thursday
2nd July 

TBC

Thursday
6th August

TBC

Thursday
3rd September

Visit (tbc) – the new Museum at Silverstone

Thursday
1st October

Visit (tbc) – the BMW Factory

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National U3A ☔️October ☔️2019 Newsletter

4 November, 2019

Here is the newsletter for ☔️October☔️ 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.

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.

Garden Visit – Thenford Arboretum – 15th May 2020

19 October, 2019
 
Thenford Aboretum, Nr. Banbury, garden visit on Friday 15th May 2020 is confirmed and we have received the requested allocation of tickets.
 
If you are interested, and have not already indicated so, please let gardens@wtu3a.org.uk know.  We will let you know costs at beginning of the New Year.  Travel will be by coach.  No monies are required for the time being.
 
Please note: The Arboretum covers an area of some 70 acres and terrain is quite rough and is not suitable for the less sure-footed.  Sensible footwear should be work.  The garden is open from 2pm – 5.30pm and we plan to be there for the full duration.
 

Pay as you go Exercise Class

8 October, 2019
As mentioned at our September meeting, although this is not a U3A activity, this may still be of interest to some of our members.  Every Saturday Helen Mulhall, who works at the Halton Tennis Centre, runs a pay as you go class (£8) at 8.30am.  Helen essentially gives a gym programme to the group for 6 weeks and leaves the group to work to it whilst she supervises as much or as little as required. See more details in the attached flyer. There is no requirement to be a member of the gym and neither do you need previous experience.  
 
Helen is seeing a lot more members in their 60s, 70s and 80s now and obviously regular exercise can help alleviate a lot of symptoms from arthritis, back pain, etc as well as helping to delay osteoporosis and keep the heart and joints healthy.  Helen is qualified in the GP Referral Scheme as well as having a Level 4 Certificate in Lower Back Pain.  
 
 

🎭 Theatre Visits 2020 🎭

8 October, 2019

Now announced for the early part of 2020, roll up to get your tickets to see more new productions at Waterside Theatre Aylesbury – details and pricing are below:

Date Production Venue Cost

Wednesday
6th February at 6pm

‘Six’ 
A new musical about the 6 wives of Henry VIII

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

£28

Friday
21st  February at 7.30pm

‘The Kite Runner’ – Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury £19.50

Wednesday
26th February at 7.30pm

‘Anton and Erin Dance Show’ the nation’s favourite ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for 2020.

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury


£30.50

 

Wednesday
4th March at 2.30pm

‘Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein” 

Waterside Theatre,
Aylesbury
£22.50

Wednesday
29th April at
2.30pm

‘Some Mothers do ‘ave ’em’ 

With Joe Pasquale. Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down!

Waterside Theatre,
Aylesbury

 

£26.00

 
If you are interested and would like to book a place or further details, please contact the group leader, Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk.

Garden Visits 2020

2 October, 2019

After an amazing 6 years in the role of Garden Visits Group Leader Gaynor Edwards is stepping down after the visit to Stowe on 17th October.  Thank you Gaynor for the great job you did in taking our members to some fantastic gardens!

We have good news in that Mary Duly has stepped in to take over from Gaynor as Group Leader and she is already working on the plans for 2020 – details below:

We have the opportunity to visit Michael Heseltine’s Gardens at Thenford Arboretum on Friday 15th May 2020 – tickets (limited) are £16 per person plus travel.

Please let Mary Duly know as soon as possible at gardens@wtu3a.org.uk if you would like to be included as tickets go fast.

Science & Technology

25 September, 2019



The programme of events planned for the Science & Technology group until December 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.

Wednesday – 2nd October

Trip –
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre and VAMES

Thursday – 7th November

Talk – Fusion developments

Thursday – 14th November

Workshop – Excel spreadsheets for finances

Thursday – 5th December

Talk – Concorde – The Beginning and the End

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WTU3A September 2019 Newsletter

24 September, 2019

The newsletter for September is now available and it’s packed with information on forthcoming group activities and much more. Read it in full here.

The speaker for the meeting on 26th September is Philip Caine. His talk is entitled “Barrow to Baghdad and back”.