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

23 May, 2020

REMINDER – ALL MEETINGS, EVENTS AND VISITS ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL 1st JULY 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

REMINDER – ALL MEETINGS, EVENTS AND VISITS ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL 1st JULY 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

ALL MEETINGS, EVENTS AND VISITS ARE NOW CANCELLED UNTIL 1st JULY 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:

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WTU3A February 2020 Newsletter

24 February, 2020


Welcome to the February newsletter.  Read it in full here. The speaker this month is the critically acclaimed author and speaker, Fran Sandham, and the title of the talk is “Dr Livingstone, I presume”.

Also, to all our budding Pru Leith’s and Paul Hollywood’s, get your wooden spoons at the ready! Information and entry forms for the Bake Off Competition to be held at our Ten Year Anniversary launch at the monthly meeting on 28th May are available via the link here.  Get your entry in by 23rd April. Get ready and….BAKE! 

 

WTU3A January 2020 Newsletter

17 January, 2020


Your first newsletter of 2020 is attached and gives the details of some of the activities that are on during the early part of the year.  Read all the news here.

The first meeting of 2020 is on Thursday 23rd January and we welcome back Tom Way who came to us a couple of years ago. Tom’s talk will be on wildlife photography. Start time is 2.30pm at the Rugby Club.

 

 

 

WTU3A November 2019 Newsletter

25 November, 2019

The November 2019 newsletter is now available to read here. The next newsletter will be in January.

Please note that for this month only we are meeting in St Mary’s Church at 2.30pm and seasonal refreshments will be available.  Our last speaker of the year is Glynn White who will be talking about Weston Turville.

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.