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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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WTU3A October 2019 Newsletter

20 October, 2019

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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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”.

 

 

WTU3A August 2019 Newsletter

19 August, 2019


The August newsletter is now available here.

The talk at the general meeting on the 22nd August by Andrew Harris is on ‘Heritage and HS2’, with emphasis on the recent investigations at St Mary’s Church in Stoke Mandeville.   

WTU3A July 2019 Newsletter

20 July, 2019

The July newsletter is now available here.

It’s great news that a couple of new groups are starting, with our third book club already up and running and a Mahjong group likely to start in October.  Contact details are in the newsletter.

 

WTU3A Newsletter – June 2019

22 June, 2019

The June newsletter is now available – take a look here.  As mentioned in the newsletter the meeting on Thursday 27th June starts at 1.30 for us to have plenty of time to enjoy the hog roast. Although there is no speaker, the usual books, magazines and groups’ tables will be still there. 

Membership cards – Carol Johnson our Membership Secretary would like to advise you that the last opportunity to collect your membership card at a monthly meeting will be this Thursday from 1.15pm to 1.45pm at the membership secretary’s table.
 
If you wish to have your membership card, but cannot attend the meeting next Thursday, you can send a sae to Carol (address on the membership form) and it will be posted back to you.
 
 
 
 

WTU3A Newsletter – May 2019

19 May, 2019

The newsletter for May 2019 is now available and as usual it is brimming with news from the groups with many great trips arranged for the coming months.  Take a look here.

The speaker for the general meeting in May comes from Florence Nightingale Hospice.  Currently celebrating their 30th anniversary year, we will hear all about their superb work.

 

 

WTU3A Newsletter – April 2019

20 April, 2019

 

The April newsletter has arrived – you can read it in full here.

Our next meeting starting at 2.30pm on Thursday 25th April starts with the Annual General Meeting. 

The second part of the meeting is a quiz with tea and cakes served during the interval.  

We hope you can stay and enjoy a fun afternoon!

WTU3A Newsletter – March 2019

26 March, 2019

The newsletter for March is now available and as Spring has arrived, the Garden visits and Church visits groups are both getting into their stride.  The Historic Buildings group have their first trip arranged as do many more groups that have busy programmes planned. Read the newsletter in full here

The next meeting is on 28th March and the speaker is Leah Lewis from Wheelpower.  

 

WTU3A Newsletter – February 2019

24 February, 2019


The February newsletter is now available and this month the newsletter is packed full of information about new trips planned, Thames Valley Network events and much more from our Groups!  Read it in full here

UPDATED: The speaker at the February meeting, Bernard Lockett, who gave us a most enjoyable talk about Gilbert & Sullivan has let us know that the G&S Festival shows will be taking place in Buxton (24-29 July) and Harrogate (7-18 August) this year. Details can be found at www.gsfestivals.org. Also details of the National G&S Opera Company 2019 Tour can be found at www.ngsoc.org