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Thames Valley Network u3a – latest talk

30 November, 2021

Another Thames Vally Network u3a event is now published – “Merry Christmas, Mr Dickens”.  Click on the links in the boxes below for the flyer that has full details of costs and how to book through TicketSource. 

 

Thursday, 9th December at 10.30am on Zoom

The Spirit of Christmas

By Katherine Kear

Closing date:  Monday, 6th December

NEW

Tuesday, 14th December at 10.30am on Zoom

Merry Christmas, Mr Dickens

By David Allen

Closing date:  Saturday, 11th December

Below are the events planned in December.  Full details on each event will follow in due course.

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u3a National Newsletter – 🍂November 2021🍂

30 November, 2021

The u3a newsletter for the 🍂November🍂 is available here.  As usual there is plenty to read, take part in and enjoy. Including:

 

November’s u3a Radio Podcast – Episode 12 – Scams, Olympics, Treasure.

Toolkit to Challenge Ageism – It’s not too late! 


We hope you’ve had a chance to familiarise yourself with our Anti-Ageism toolkit and put some of the actions into practice.

Thank you to those of you who have already provided your feedback: if you have not yet, we’d love to hear from you.

Third Age Matters

Due to external circumstances beyond our control – there may be a delay to when Third Age Matters Magazine reaches you. We are working hard to help rectify this and get the magazine to you as soon as possible.  

You can find lots of events on our online events page.  Here is a sample:

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Theatre Visits in 2022 – tickets available

26 November, 2021

The following productions are now available – details and pricing are below:

Date Production Venue Cost

Monday,
31st January 2022 at 7.30pm

‘Burn the Floor’ Kevin Clifton

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury


£56.00 (stalls)

 

Thursday,
17th February 2022 at 2.30pm

‘Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker’

Milton Keynes Theatre,
Milton Keynes

 

£32.00 (stalls)
If you are interested and would like to book a place or further details, please contact the group leader, Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk.

News from the Groups

22 November, 2021

 

Monday, 29th November

The next Grub Club’s meeting is at Chiltern Forest Golf Club, at 12.00pm where you can choose between either lunch or afternoon tea.

Please contact Annie Edwards on grubclub@wtu3a.org.uk as soon as possible if you would like to join in as the venue will need to know the numbers. 

 

Science and Technology 
   
 
Following a second successful visit to The Silverstone Experience earlier this month, there are now no more visits planned over the winter.  Hopefully there will be a return to activity in the Spring.
 
If you have any suggestions for future talks or visits, please email John Beer and Roger Everson at science@wtu3a.org.uk

 

Trips – Faversham and Canterbury

Tuesday 7th December – now fully booked.

If you are interested in any future visits that the Trips Team organise next year, get yourself on the list by emailing trips@wtu3a.org.uk 

 

Local History Group

Sadly, the November meeting of the Local History Group was the last one organised by Glynn White.  Glynn steps down after many, many years as Group Leader of this popular group.  We must say a big THANK YOU to him for arranging some exceptional trips and speakers.  

If you or anyone you know would like to take on the mantle, please let Glynn know.  Glynn will gladly lend support to any new leader with a list of previous speakers, names and email addresses of current members of the group and setting up the hall etc.  Contact Glynn White on localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk.

Christmas Lunch – last places left.

Wednesday 8th December

Chiltern Forest Golf Club in Wendover.  The cost is £30 per head.  To book your place please contact Carol Williams on xmaslunch@wtu3a.org.uk


Theatre Visits

Burn the Floor – Kevin Clifton merging Dance and Theatre, Monday, 31st January 2022, 7.30pm at the Waterside Theatre. Tickets for the stalls are £56.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker at Milton Keynes Theatre.  Thursday, 17th February at 2.30pm. £32 for a ticket in the stalls.
 
Contact: Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk 

Theatre Visits in 2022

22 November, 2021
Available to book are more new productions – details and pricing are below:
 
Date Production Venue Cost

Monday,
31st January 2022 at 7.30pm

‘Burn the Floor’ Kevin Clifton

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury


£56.00 (stalls)

 

Thursday,
17th February 2022 at 2.30pm

‘Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker’

Milton Keynes Theatre,
Milton Keynes

 

£32.00 (stalls)
 
If you are interested and would like to book a place or further details, please contact the group leader, Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk.

Thames Valley Network u3a – Christmas Wreath demonstration on Zoom

14 November, 2021

Another Thames Vally Network u3a event is now published – The Spirit of Christmas – talk and demonstration.  Click on the links in the boxes below for the flyer that has full details of costs and how to book through TicketSource. 

NEW

Tuesday, 23rd November 10.30am on Zoom

Otters are back in the Thames

By Graham Scholey

Closing date:  Friday, 19th November

NEW

Wednesday, 24th November at 10.30am on Zoom 

Van Gough – the Golden Years

By Keith Appleby

Closing date: Saturday, 20th November 

NEW

Monday, 29th November at 2.30pm on Zoom

Mandela – the Man Behind the Myth

By Bjorn Watson

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th November

NEW

Friday, 3rd December at 10.30am on Zoom

December Quiz

Quizmaster – Avis Furness

Closing date:  Tuesday, 30th November

NEW

Thursday, 9th December at 10.30am on Zoom

The Spirit of Christmas

By Katherine Kear

Closing date:  Monday, 6th December

Below are the events planned until December.  Full details on each event will follow in due course.

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Thames Valley Network u3a – More Zoom talks

8 November, 2021

Another Thames Vally Network u3a event is now published – The Spirit of Christmas – talk and demonstration.  Click on the links in the boxes below for the flyer that has full details of costs and how to book through TicketSource. 

NEW

Tuesday, 23rd November 10.30am on Zoom

Otters are back in the Thames

By Graham Scholey

Closing date:  Friday, 19th November

NEW

Wednesday, 24th November at 10.30am on Zoom 

Van Gough – the Golden Years

By Keith Appleby

Closing date: Saturday, 20th November 

NEW

Monday, 29th November at 2.30pm on Zoom

Mandela – the Man Behind the Myth

By Bjorn Watson

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th November

NEW

Friday, 3rd December at 10.30am on Zoom

December Quiz

Quizmaster – Avis Furness

Closing date:  Tuesday, 30th November

NEW

Thursday, 9th December at 10.30am on Zoom

The Spirit of Christmas

By Katherine Kear

Closing date:  Monday, 6th December

Below are the events planned until December.  Full details on each event will follow in due course.

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u3a National Newsletter – 🎃October 2021🎃

24 October, 2021

The u3a newsletter for the 🎃October🎃 is available here.  As usual there is plenty to read, take part in and enjoy. Including:

 

October’s u3a Radio Podcast – Episode 11 – Writing, singing, rocking.

 

Feed into the u3a Vision for the Future

u3a is developing its vision for the future and wants to hear from you.  Full details are on the u3a Newsletter Express of 1 October 2021. Still time for you to comment using the email address strategy@u3a.org.uk or by completing the online survey on our website

You can find lots of events on our online events page.  Here is a sample:

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News from the Groups

24 October, 2021

 

Friday, 29th October

The next Grub Club’s meeting is lunch at The Crows Nest, Tring Hill at 12.30pm.

Please contact Annie Edwards on grubclub@wtu3a.org.uk as soon as possible if you would like to join in as the venue will need to know the numbers. Maximum 20. 

 

Science and Technology 
   
 
Thursday, 4th November – The Silverstone Interactive Museum.  
 
Full details are on the flyer. The cost will be £17.50.  
 
Please either email John Beer at science@wtu3a.org.uk or book your place at the General Meeting. 

 

Trips – Faversham and Canterbury

Tuesday 7th December  The cost is £51.00 and it includes a roast chicken or vegetarian lunch served with a hot drink, cost of coach and a Blue Badge tour guide throughout.

Full Payment to be paid at October monthly meeting.  For full details and to book your place see the October newsletter, email trips@wtu3a.org.uk , or visit Jayne Lennard and Mandi Simons at the October General meeting. 

 

Local History Group

 

 

 

Tuesday, 16th November – The life of Cecelia Payne 

This talk by Geoff Lodge of the Wendover u3a.

Cecelia Payne was an American astronomer and astrophysicist who was born in Wendover!

Full details regarding the change of venue and entrance fees are on the flyer.  Contact Glynn White on localhistory@wtu3a.org.uk.

Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 8th December

Chiltern Forest Golf Club in Wendover.  The cost is £30 per head.  To book your place please contact Carol Williams on xmaslunch@wtu3a.org.uk

Theatre Visits

Calendar Girls the musical at Pendley Court Theatre, Tuesday 2nd November, 7.30pm
£10.
 
The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan festival at Thame Theatre. Friday 12th November at 7.30pm.
 
Contact: Melanie Evans at theatre@wtu3a.org.uk 
See website for all future shows available. 

Thames Valley Network u3a – Zoom talks

24 October, 2021

Details of the talks further into November are now published. Click on the links in the boxes below for the flyer that has full details of costs and how to book through TicketSource. 

NEW

Tuesday, 23rd November 10.30am on Zoom

Otters are back in the Thames

By Graham Scholey

Closing date:  Friday, 19th November

NEW

Wednesday, 24th November at 10.30am on Zoom 

Van Gough – the Golden Years

By Keith Appleby

Closing date: Saturday, 20th November 

NEW

Monday, 29th November at 2.30pm on Zoom

Mandela – the Man Behind the Myth

By Bjorn Watson

Closing date: Wednesday, 24th November

NEW

Friday, 3rd December at 10.30am on Zoom

December Quiz

By Colin Carritt

Closing date:  Tuesday, 16th November

Below are the events planned until December.  Full details on each event will follow in due course.

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