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WTU3A September 2020 Newsletter

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

Elizabeth Gowing is our Speaker for our next virtual General Meeting via Zoom on 24th September.  The talk is entitled “Unlikely positions in unlikely places – a yoga journey around Britain”, and you can read more about Elizabeth, her talk and some of our future planned talks here

U3A Creative-covid-collaboration

8 September, 2020

Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate!

The U3A wants to produce a national collage to celebrate the ways in which people have been using their craft activities to continue to connect, learn and support each other during lockdown. This is an opportunity for you and your U3A to be a part of a UK-wide collaboration showcasing the best of the U3A movement.  

This may be in your current interest group or across interest groups and you may want to meet virtually to discuss your plans. The closing date is 30th November.  Full details and instructions here

PICK UP A UKULELE!! – A Thames Valley Network Zoom Event

7 September, 2020
The TVN Ukulele Day last October was an event full of music, fun, and the sheer joy of playing.  TVN are now organising another Ukulele event, via ZOOM!  This one is for:
  • Those who own a ukulele but do not yet know how to play
  • People who are keen to start, but have not chosen an instrument yet
  • Experienced ukulele players who wish to set up a U3A group
The event will be led by George Bonner, from Faringdon U3A, who is an experienced ukulele teacher.   It will take place on Thursday, October 1st, at 10:30 a.m., and it is FREE!!
Please see the attached flyer and application form for the programme, and further details.  The closing date for applications is Thursday, 24th September.

National U3A Newsletter – 🌞 August 2020 🌞

25 August, 2020

The 🌞 August 2020 🌞 newsletter has many great stories about U3A interest groups as we all find our way through the journey of meeting again, whether through social distancing or on line through virtual meetings.  Please check the website regularly for the latest news, tutorials and events. 

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 August 2020 Newsletter

23 August, 2020


The August Newsletter has now been published.  Read the details here.   

Our Speaker Secretary, Heather Marshall, has done a splendid job of finding interesting and diverse speakers over the three years she was in the role, but has now handed over the reigns to our new Speaker Secretary, Simon Evers.  

Simon has had a real challenge on his hands of late, as many of the speakers that were booked for the rest of the year did not wish to provide their talks over the Zoom platform, so he has had to start afresh!  To whet our appetites, Simon has provided us with a synopsis of the speakers and the talks he has booked for our August, September and October virtual meetings.  Read the details here.

WTU3A July 2020 Newsletter

18 July, 2020

The July newsletter has now been published, and it contains some good news in that couple of our Groups are now beginning to restart their activities! Read all about here.

The newsletter also has information about our ‘Virtual’ General Meeting on Thursday 23rd July.

Using Zoom, there will be an introduction by our Chairman followed by a talk by Michael Astrop on Origins and Oddities of English Inn Signs . The link to access the Zoom meeting and the Quiz sheet will be emailed to members a couple of days before the meeting.  We hope you can join us.  

WTU3A June 2020 Newsletter

18 June, 2020


The June 2020 Newsletter is now available to read here.  This month includes an update from our Chairman about membership renewals and our AGM. 

If you have anything for the next edition of the newsletter, please send your copy to newsletter@wtu3a.org.uk


WTU3A May 2020 Newsletter and also……………….🍾🎉HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY!🍾🎉

23 May, 2020


The May 2020 newsletter is now available.  It includes an inspiring insight into how the Patchwork and Quilting Group has been busy in lockdown. 

WTU3A is now 🍾🎉 10 years old!🍾 🎉  

What a great 10 Years its been!  

Thank you to Mandi Simons for taking the initiative and founding Weston Turville U3A in May 2010!  Thank you too, to all our Group Leaders and members over past 10 years in helping make WTU3A great.

 “Learn, laugh and live!”  is the U3A strapline and here is a snapshot of photos over the years showing our members doing just that!

WTU3A April 2020 Newsletter

18 April, 2020


The April 2020 newsletter is available to read here and of course there is not much to report due to the current situation.  The Chairman and the Committee hope that you are all keeping safe and well.  Also, if you have anything for the next edition of the newsletter, please send your copy to newsletter@wtu3a.org.uk by Sunday 17th May.

Mary Duly of the Gardens Visits group says “Something to look forward to; the visit to Thenford Arboretum has been rebooked for FRIDAY 14th MAY 2021. Details will be available at the beginning of 2021 – wanted to get this into your diaries.” 



WTU3A March 2020 Newsletter

20 March, 2020


The March newsletter is available to read here and sadly, as mentioned above, most of it concerns the shutting down of our activities until 1st July due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Just a little more detail on some of the cancelled events:

read more …