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Garden Visits update – Wednesday 17th April

14 April, 2019


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.

Historic Buildings – Polesden Lacy – 9th May

16 March, 2019

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


Food Appreciation – 27th March

24 February, 2019

Our next Food Appreciation lunch will be at the Ellesborough Golf Club on Wednesday 27th March.
A first for us, it will be a 3 course Carvery including coffee & mint creams (see attached menu & details).
Please note if you decide to join us, we need you to let us know your choice just for the Starter & Dessert.  
If you would like to book your place please email foodappreciation@wtu3a.org.uk or see Pam Wilson or Rosemary Williams at the general meeting in February.  Open to WTU3A members only.

National U3A Newsletter – February 2019 ❤️

24 February, 2019

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.

Garden Visit Update – Saturday 16th February

9 February, 2019
For those who have signed up to this garden visit – here is a reminder of the details:
Saturday February 16th.
Old Church Cottage, Chapel Lane, Long Marston, Tring HP23 4QT.
Meet at the Five Bells at 10.50am.  Leave at 11am.  Drivers needed.
Pay at garden £5.  Includes mulled wine and shortbread.

Mid Bucks U3A – trip to Family Tree Live – 26th April

27 January, 2019
The Mid Bucks U3A Family History Group is proposing to organise a trip to Alexandra Palace to visit the Family Tree Live event on 26th April 2019, if any WTU3A members would be interested in going on this trip please contact April Smart. Full details in the attached flyer

Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2019

22 January, 2019

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.  

A Flyer along with the Competition Rules and Entry Form for the 2019 Competition are attached.  read more …

Garden Visit – 8th May – Eythrope & Waddesdon Manor

21 January, 2019

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 gardens@wtu3a.org.uk.  



TVN U3A Study Day – 30th April – “The Interactions of Medicine, Science and Art”

18 January, 2019

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.

Polar Exploration – Thames Valley Network U3A Study Day – 4th April 2019

15 January, 2019

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.