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WTU3A September 2019 Newsletter

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”.



Food Appreciation – 30th October – Per Tutti

15 October, 2019

Now that the holiday period is more or less over, here is an offer for lunch on Wednesday 30th October at the Per Tutti Italian restaurant in Berkhamsted.

More details are on the attached flyer along with a SAMPLE menu.
Please contact Pam Wilson at foodappreciation@wtu3a.org.uk as soon as possible if you would like to come along. 

Mature Drivers Course

15 October, 2019
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Extreme Visits – Social Darts – 21st November

15 October, 2019

There’s a new trend we’ve not tried yet – Social Darts. We’ve booked 2 oches at 14:00 at the Bloomsbury Flight Club on Thursday 21st November. 
‘Social Darts’ is an experience which brings you and your friends together for unexpected, ridiculous, joy.
We’ve reinvented darts for the twenty first century, developing a range of fast and exciting multi-player games, built to bring people together and designed to keep you unexpectedly hooked, insatiably entertained and full of joy.
Whether you’re an expert darts sniper or a total beginner, everyone has a chance to win when they step up to one of our multiple throw lines.
More details in the attached flyer – the itinerary may well grow with at least one other unusual venue. Travel would be Group Travel Travel Cards from Wendover or Stoke Mandeville.  
Contact the Extreme Team to book your place. 


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

6th February at 6pm

A new musical about the 6 wives of Henry VIII

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury


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

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



4th March at 2.30pm

‘Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein” 

Waterside Theatre,

29th April at

‘Some Mothers do ‘ave ’em’ 

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

Waterside Theatre,



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.

Mahjong group – Starting 3rd October

1 October, 2019

Mahjong group starting Thursday 3rd October 2-4pm!

After our email a few months ago we have had a great deal of interest in our proposed new Mahjong group, so we are very pleased to say that arrangements have been made and the group will now meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, with the first session on Thursday 3rd October.  The venue is Weston Turville Chapel Hall between 2pm and 4pm.


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


Thames Valley Network U3A – Forthcoming Events

13 September, 2019

Full details of the events listed below will be posted the TVN website www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk and circulated to U3A’s approximately three months prior to the event in question. Meanwhile please make a note of the dates in your diary if you are interested in attending.