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19 March, 2020

ALL VISITS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The schedule for this year is currently in preparation and dates for your diary are as follows.  

CANCELLED
Tuesday 14th April

All Saints, Wing 
We will meet at the church at 2pm.  For more details contact Odette Harris at churches@wtu3a.org.uk.

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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.

 

 

 

Science & Technology – February to October

13 January, 2020

John and Roger have been busy making arrangements for the program from February to October and have now confirmed most of the trips.  It is their hope that they have arranged an interesting and memorable set of visits for the year and you will want to join them on their adventures.

If you would like to book your place or have any other questions, please contact John Beer or Roger Everson by email at science@wtu3a.org.uk or at the next general meeting.

Below are further details, including detail sheets on the events planned:

February 6th – The first meeting of the year has become uncertain. Our planned speaker has unexpectedly had to withdraw and at the moment we may have to resort to the next in the series of wonder material talks by John Beer. ‘Plastics’ is the next in line unless we can organise another speaker. This will be in the WT Chapel Hall at 2.30pm.
We are to take a coach trip up to London to the ‘Wellcome Collection, Museum and Library’ in Euston Road.  There are two permanent exhibitions on Health and Genetics.  This will be a whole day visit.  Cost £20 to leave WT at 9.30am. There are good places to eat in the building or around the site. Full details on cost and timings can be found in the attached information sheet.
 
 
We are to visit the Milton Keynes Museum which has an interesting location, artefacts and a telephone museum with working exchange.  The site will be opened especially for us and we are to combine this with the Local History group. Journey by own cars.  Leave WT at 9.30am. Entry cost is £7 for over 60’s otherwise £8. Lunch for £8. Full details on the attached information sheet.
We are to visit Steam – The museum of the Great Western Railway at Swindon.  This will be by coach and will take up the day. Cost is £25. Leave WT at 9.15am.  See the detail sheet for more information.
A day coach trip to RAF Duxford in Cambridgeshire to see the Aircraft collect and Tank Museum. Cost is £30. Leave WT at 9.00am.  See the detail sheet for more information. 
We will have the talk cancelled from February – ‘Electricity is Wonderful – a history and examination of its advantages.’  Time 2.30pm at WT Chapel Hall.
Workshop – to be confirmed. Any ideas?
 
A visit to the new ‘The Silverstone Experience’ at Silverstone. Journey by own cars. Leave WT at 9.45am. Entry cost is £14 over 65’s, £17.50 for other adults.  See the information sheet for full details.
A visit to the BMW Mini factory for a guided tour during the afternoon. Journey by own cars. Meet WT at 12.00pm for 1.30pm tour. Costs nominally £16.  Fixed maximum number will be 30. See information sheet for full details.
 
The remainder of the year is unplanned.

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.

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.