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WTu3a Newsletter – February 2024

17 February, 2024
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Our newsletter for February has now been published, Read it here.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 22nd February, with a talk entitled “The Sky At Night” by Gordon Rogers. 

Update on Defibrillator / CPR Training session:  

The Defribillator / CPR training session held recently was excellent and we are planning another in mid-April for those that missed out, or have heard just how good it was and now wish to attend. Full details will be available in due course.  Please register your interest for this next session at Chris Bennett at defib@wtu3a.org.uk to add your name to the list. 

Flower Arranging Group Leader, Gaynor Edwards, is retiring from leading this very successful group for 11 years.  We would like express our thanks for her dedication to WTu3a over the years.   If you would like to pick up the reins so the group can restart please contact Chris Bennett at chairman@wtu3a.org.uk

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until November 2024.  Contact Carol Johnson on speakersecretary@wtu3a.org.uk if you have any suggestions for a future speaker. 

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WTu3a Newsletter – November 2023

25 November, 2023
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Our newsletter for November has now been published, and includes news of what is happening in the groups.  Read all the rest of news here.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 30th November which along with mulled wine and mince pies, there will be Christmas Entertainment with of a feast of anecdotes and music on a seasonal theme.  

There is no General Meeting in December, so we will return in 2024 on the 25th January with a talk entitled The History of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane by Pete Allen.

Defibrillator Training:  After a show of hands at the last meeting proved this would be something many of you would be interested in attending, a couple of sessions consisting of a talk and a defibrillator demo are currently in the planning stage.   More details to follow.

Our Speaker Secretary, Carol Johnson, has booked Speakers into the new year, so click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until November 2024.

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WTu3a Newsletter – October 2023

19 October, 2023
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Our newsletter for October has now been published. Read it here. The next general meeting is on Thursday 26th October when our speakers are Ann and John Ford, with their talk entitled Morris Minors in the Media”.  

This is an informative but light-hearted and often amusing presentation by Ann Ford, ably assisted by her husband John who ran a successful business hiring out their collection of Morris Minors (and some other classic cars) to film, TV and publishing companies spanning the period 1990-2015.

 

Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Quiz Night on Saturday 25th November.  Cost is £15 with a Fish & Chip supper included.  Full details on the flyer.  Contact: wtu3aquiz@gmail.com.

 

 

Carol Williams and Sandra Bennett have arranged the 2023 WTu3a Christmas Lunch for Wednesday 6th December, taking place at Chiltern Forest Golf Club.

Three courses for £36 per person which includes raffle and gratuities.  View the Menu here. See Carol at the Monthly meeting or email: xmaslunch@wtu3a.org.uk.

 

BRANDENBERG CONCERTS

Our members are offered free or discounted tickets for Brandenberg Concerts.  Please see attached flyer for details. 

Our Speaker Secretary, Carol Johnson, has booked Speakers into the new year, so click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until November 2024.

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WTu3a Newsletter – September 2023

28 September, 2023
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Our newsletter for September has now been published, and includes news of the latest trip to Winchester. Read all the rest of news here.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 28th September when our speaker is the returning Dr Kathryn Harkup. Her talk is entitled Mad, Bad and Dangerous” on why are scientists depicted as chronically shy, slightly odd and carrying out crazy experiments to try and take over the world? Of course, it’s only Bond villains who are plotting to take over the world and most scientists are lovely sociable people. But the stereotype has to come from somewhere…

Carol Williams and Sandra Bennett have arranged the 2023 WTu3a Christmas Lunch for Wednesday 6th December, taking place at Chiltern Forest Golf Club one more. Three courses for £36 per person which includes raffle and gratuities.  View the Menu here.  See Carol at the Monthly meeting or email: xmaslunch@wtu3a.org.uk.

Our Speaker Secretary, Carol Johnson, has booked Speakers into the new year, so click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until November 2024.

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WTu3a Newsletter – August 2023

21 August, 2023
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Our newsletter for August has now been published, and includes news of two new Groups starting in September.  Read all the latest news here.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 24th August when our speaker is Paul Robbins. His talk is entitled The Life of Edward VIII”  in which he reveals much about the complex character that was Edward, Prince, King, Emperor and finally Duke.

Our Speaker Secretary, Carol Johnson, had already booked Speakers into the next year, so click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until September 2024!

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WTu3a Newsletter – July 2023

24 July, 2023
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Our newsletter for July has now been published.  Read all the latest news here.  There is good news about a couple of new groups that will hopefully be starting soon – these are a Gardening Group and a Quiz Afternoon Group.  Also, the Garden Visits group hopes to restart soon with Heather Marshall taking up the mantle from Mary Duly.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 27th July which is our Summer Luncheon. We have had a fabulous response with nearly half our membership buying a ticket!  Fingers crossed the weather is kind. Details on the flyer.

Our Speaker Secretary, Carol Johnson, has been busy booking our Speakers for the next year, so click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until November 2024!

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WTu3a Newsletter – June 2023

18 June, 2023
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Our newsletter for June has now been published.  Read all the latest news here.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 22nd June when we have a popular returning speaker, Tom Way. This time his talk is entitled “Tooth, Claw and Mane” in which he will speak about his latest photography. 

As mentioned previously, our July’s meeting event is now a Summer Luncheon. Tickets are £5 and will be on sale at our June meeting.  Details on the flyer.

Just a reminder if you like saving a bob or two to have a look at the u3a Click & Save.  Click here or on the tab on the menu above for more information.  

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WTu3a Newsletter – May 2023

22 May, 2023
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Our newsletter for May has now been published.  It’s another 4-page issue so read all the latest news here.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 25th May, and our AGM is at the start of the meeting at 2.25pm.  Afterwards, Mervyn Edwards is our speaker and his talk is entitled “Walking the Beat to Nirvana.” Mervyn is a retired former police officer, having served in Thames Valley Police for more than 30 years, and this talk concentrates on a part of his career where he served as a specialist firearms officer as a member of the Tactical Firearms Team.

An update to our July’s meeting event is that it is now a Summer Luncheon. Tickets are £5 and will be on sale at our May and June meetings.  Details on the flyer.

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WTu3a Newsletter – April 2023

20 April, 2023
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Our newsletter for April has now been published and its yet another 4-page issue!  Read all the latest news here.  

The next general meeting is on Thursday 27th April, where Jon Woodhouse is our speaker with his talk is entitled “The Saxophone and my Life as an Army Musician.” Jon served in Her Majesty’s Lifeguards Band for 25 years and will talk about his experiences.  

Remember our AGM is at the following general meeting on Thursday, 25th May.

With Membership Renewal Subscriptions now due you will be aware that your annual subscription  includes a fee of £4 to the u3a Trust.  You  may be interested to see how the £4 is allocated.

 

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until November 2023!

WTu3a Newsletter – March 2023

16 March, 2023
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Our newsletter for March has now been published. Read all the latest news here.  

Our next general meeting is on Thursday 23rd March at the Aylesbury Rugby Club, when one of our members, Gwyn Williams will be giving a talk on “The Spirit of Concorde”. 

Following the success of last year’s 60’s night, you have another chance to dance the night away to The Blue Moons. The date for your diary is Friday, 14th April at The Rugby Club.  7.30pm until 11pm.  Cost is £10 per person.  Bring your own snacks and nibbles.  

There are still places available, so contact Mary Duly on event@wtu3a.org.uk to get your tickets.  

Click the link here to see details of Speakers planned for our General Meetings at the Rugby Club until November 2023!