Equipment for members to borrow
Same access codes as Members' Area
(includes diary. See your membership card for Password or contact
with your membership number)
We also hold Evening
Meetings each month
(Needs Registration for
National U3A Website
Now in Members' Area, clicking
on takes you there for usual login
Royal Institution 2014
U3A Photo Galleries
Wokingham U3A, a registered charity (No 1049995),
was first established in early 1991 by a group of
enthusiasts, and is a member of the Third Age Trust. The
very first meeting to get the U3A up and running was on
28th August 1990; this led to a steering group being
formed on 9th October and the first ever monthly meeting
(which is what it was referred to as) on 15th January
Wokingham U3A receives no direct funding from Central or
Local Government. We are financially independent and
rely solely on our members' subscription income.
Lecturers, guest speakers and administrative staff all
give their services for expenses only.
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*Different U3As do things differently
*We have a
with an external speaker
*We also hold Monthly Evening
Meetings with an external speaker on
the second Tuesday of the month
mostly meet during working hours, monthly on a regular
day of the week (the 'second Friday every month'
concept) - a few other groups meeting more frequently
and/or in the evening.
*Some groups meet in homes, some in larger venues
*The majority but not necessarily all other speakers
are drawn from within the groups
*There are both educational and recreational groups
*There are groups for single members
*Anyone can set up a new group (and will get help)
*There are also regional workshops and
*The criteria for membership are simple and it's not expensive
Application form here
NEWS click What's
Tuesday 10th Febrary 2014 7.30 pm St Paul's Parish Rooms
Operations" Campbell Christie
Brown is keen to start
a French Chat
group 3. She is keen to meet with others who have
language and wish to maintain their ability to converse in it. If interested please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Mike Bullock has vacancies for additional
Chicago Bridge players on the 1st & 3rd Thursday
of every month. Play starts at 10am in the St Sebastian
Sports Pavilion, Nine Mile Road,
Crowthorne. Tel Mike, 0118 933 8947
2. Vacancies for 3 couples on the 2015 W'ham U3A Bridge
Holiday, Mon 13-17 April 2015.
The Rainbow International Hotel, Torquay. Coach Travel plus
day trips from Crowthorne.
Cost of a Standard Room. Twin or Double, £249 pp. Regret no
Single rooms available.
Bridge Directors Patsy & Ted Thornton. Holiday
arrangements Mike Bullock 0118 933 8947
Summer Schools Harper
Adams University, Shropshire and Royal Agricultural
looking for participants for "Hair". It's OK, you don't have to perform
nude, it's a programme for BBC 2 about hairdressing, info here
Third Age trust has published an updated edition of "A Time
The Globe Theatre
Click here "More
Time to Learn"
As a result of our trip to the Globe Theatre, Wokingham U3A is
now a ‘Friend’, so if any group is thinking about planning a
trip there in the next year, this entitles you to book tickets
in the priority booking period, to get a discount on some
tickets, and gives access to different Globe events during the
year which are only open to ‘Friends’. Please contact
Lauraine Newcombe at GroupsCoordinator@wokinghamu3a.org.uk
for further information about using this new benefit for
Wokingham U3A members
prospective groups info here new
New Archive page created see link on left
What could follow the Riverside Project?
Well! HOT NEWS!! "HISTORIC PATHWAYS" A new project has begun, to
follow the Riverside Project, as result of a suggestion by the
Berkshire Record Office.
The project involves U3A members, across the Thames Valley
Network, in research into local footpaths and their history,
to be followed by walks along the paths.
The idea is that the research should be done during the winter
months and the walks in the nicer weather.
The BRO gives us guidance on how to use the maps and other
material which they hold. Some people might want to do
research and go on the walks; some might want to do one or the
Newly established Blog
of events with photos
U3A South East Region Website here
U3A COFFEE MORNINGS,
Twyford Coffee morning - at Bridge House Nursing Home
(opposite the Waggon and Horses pub on the Old Bath Road).
It is held every first and third Thursday of the month,
when coffee and cakes are provided at a cost of 50p. We
have the use of a beautiful room there, overlooking their
lovely garden, and this is a great opportunity to meet
other Wokingham U3A-ers.
Tuesday - 10.30 to Noon
Cantley Lodge Hotel, Wokingham
The regular coffee mornings continue to be popular for
those wishing to drop-in for coffee and a chat with
other friendly members. If you haven’t tried
it, why not join us one Tuesday morning?
Can't find a Group
you would like? New link on Activities page to a feedback page allowing suggestions for new
groups to be fed through the site
Wokingham U3A belongs
to the Thames Valley Network
of U3As There is a website covering the activities available
within the Network, access it from the links down the left
of this page If you are a member of Wokingham U3A you are
entitled to attend TVN events
your computer? We offer various groups to help
and assist our members, be it a ‘user’ query or maybe a more
here for a summary of our different Computer Groups
Virtual U3A The Virtual U3A (vU3A),
which went live in January 2009, is an online-only U3A,
affiliated to the Third Age Trust. One of its principal aims
is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered
isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable
to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A. More information is
available on the public website
www.vu3a.org where one can also apply for membership.
Why not pay it a visit? And if you know of anyone who might
benefit, please pass the information on.
Tutored and Untutored On-line Courses can
be found on National Office site here
and are available to enrol now.
On-Line courses at major USA universities here