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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 (the date is 30th April 2019, not as written on the 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.

Science and Technology

16 January, 2019


The programme of events planned for the Science & Technology group from February to September can be found below.

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 February Talk by Dennis Trebble – “The History of Land Speed records”
Thursday – 7th March Exploration of the world of spreadsheets – Damian Campbell
Thursday – 4th April

Trip – Buzz Rail, Leighton Buzzard

Thursday – 2nd May

Trip – Museum of Military Medicine and The Milestone Museums, Basingstoke

Thursday – 6th June

Trip – Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Dock

Thursday – 4th July

Talk – TBC

Thurday – 1st August

Workshop – Use of the spreadsheet

Thursday – 5th September

Trip – Brooklands Museum, Weybridge

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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.

🎭Theatre Group Update🎭

9 January, 2019

*UPDATE* There are still tickets available for ‘The comedy about a bank robbery’, please contact Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk if you are interested.  Please be advised that your cheque is required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19.  Unfortunately, as there is no meeting before that time, cheques (made payable to ‘Weston Turville U3A Travel’) should be POSTED (or dropped in) to the group leader, Melanie Evans, by that date.  Please email Melanie at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk for the address to send/drop in your cheque too.  Pricing details are below:

Date Production Venue Cost

Thursday
14th March at 2.30pm

The comedy about a bank robbery’ Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

£21 (was £27) – cheques are required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19 

Wendover U3A – Shuttleworth Collection and Moggerhanger House – 14th March

1 January, 2019
Wendover U3A are organising a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection and Moggerhanger House on Thursday 14 March and have spaces available for WTU3A members.  Full details here.
 
To book your place please use the link via the Wendover U3A website – ‘Travel team V.L.’ to reply.

National U3A Newsletter ❄️ ⛄️ December 2018 ❄️

29 December, 2018

Here is the ❄️ ☃️ December ❄️ ⛄️ 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.

🎭Theatre Group Update 🎭

8 December, 2018

Those that wish to book a place for any of the planned shows below, please be advised that your cheque is required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19.  Unfortunately, as there is no meeting before that time, cheques (made payable to ‘Weston Turville U3A Travel’) should be POSTED (or dropped in) to the group leader, Melanie Evans, by that date.  Please email Melanie at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk for the address to send/drop in your cheque too.  Pricing details are below:

Date Production Venue Cost

Thursday
14th March at 2.30pm

The comedy about a bank robbery’ Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

£21 (was £27) – cheques are required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19 

Thursday
21st March at 2.30pm

Abigail’s party’
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury £24.25 (was £34.25) – cheques are required NO LATER THAN 15/01/19 

read more …

Garden Visits 2019

8 December, 2018

Here is the finalised plan for the garden visits in 2019!  For more details see the diary page on the WTU3A website

Bookings currently being taken for Old Church Cottage, Long Marston on 16th February.  Contact Gaynor Edwards at gardens@wtu3a.org.uk.

16th February Old Church Cottage, Long Marston – Full details below
March No garden visit
17th April Chenies Manor House, Rickmansworth           
8th May  Eythrope, Waddesdon
29th May  Huntsmoor (NGS), Bovingdon
13th June Mottisfont (NT), Romsey 
16th July Old Camos (NGS), Thatcham
15th August Packwood House and Gardens (NT), Lapworth
19th September The Grange (NGS), Chalgrove
17th October Stowe (NT), Buckingham
 

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