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Our next garden visit is to Chenies Manor House and Gardens on Wednesday April 17th.
The MacLeod Matthews bought a Tudor house (15th/16th century) and furnished it with a very Arts and Crafts style garden. It has a sunken garden, herbaceous borders, topiary, a fountain court and a physic garden. The ‘Sunday Times Maze’ was made in 1991 after a design competition.
We will meet at the Five Bells Car park at 1.10pm for car share and will leave promptly at 1.15pm to arrive at 1.50pm in time for the gardens opening at 2pm. Pay £6 on the day.
Although it’s been a little while since there was a Historic Building visit, Janet Campbell and Eileen Langford are planning to arrange some in 2019 and say ‘thank you’ to Ceinwynne for arranging all the previous visits.
The first visit is to Polesden Lacy, Great Bookham, Surrey on Thursday 9th May. The Cost is £16 for the coach plus entry charge on the day for non NT members. The visit includes a stop for coffee/shopping in Guildford in the morning before visiting the house. (Not a guided visit). Further details can be found on the diary page of the WTU3A website.
Our next Food Appreciation lunch will be at the Ellesborough Golf Club on Wednesday 27th March.
Here is the ❤️ February ❤️ newsletter 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.
For Artists, Photographers and Poets.
The Friends of The Ridgeway annual arts competition – the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize is open to any WTU3A members who would like to take part.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thames Valley Network have announced details of a second study day on “The Interactions of Medicine, Science and Art” which is being repeated by popular demand as the first had a long waiting list and was voted excellent by most of those attending.
The programme of the day can be found on the attached flyer. If you would like to book your place, please complete the attached application form and return it as instructed. As always details will also be on the Thames Valley Network U3A website u3atvnetwork.org.uk. along with the list of other planned study days.
Arctic Geopolitics: History, Geography and Present Circumstances
This is a continuation of our enquiry into the political and climate change effects within the Arctic. This next study day will focus on sovereignty and how it affects all aspects of exploration. We are delighted to welcome back Dr Robert Headland and Lt. Commander John Ash, both from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), part of the University of Cambridge.
Here is the information flyer and booking application form for the follow up Polar Exploration study day. The last one was very popular so it is suggested that you get your application in quickly if you are interested.