Wokingham U3A


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We also hold Evening Meetings each month

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Royal Institution 2014

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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 1991.

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.
Should I join? Click links for more information
*Different U3As do things differently
*We have a
monthly meeting with an external speaker
*We also hold Monthly Evening Meetings with an external speaker on the second Tuesday of the month
Groups 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
study days
*The criteria for
membership are simple and it's not expensive
Application form here

LATEST NEWS click What's on today/tomorrow

Our next Event
Tuesday 10th Febrary 2014 7.30 pm St Paul's Parish Rooms
"Psychological Operations" Campbell Christie

Joanna Brown is keen to start a French Chat group  3. She is keen to meet with others who have the French
language and wish to maintain their ability to converse in it
. If interested please contact her on brown.joannal@gmail.com

Urgent Notice

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

National Summer Schools Harper Adams University, Shropshire and Royal Agricultural University,Cirencester. Information

BBC 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

The Third Age trust has published an updated edition of "A Time to Learn"
Click here "More Time to Learn"

The Globe Theatre
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

New and prospective groups info here new

New Archive page created see link on left

What could follow the Riverside Project?
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 other.
Newly established Blog of events with photos

U3A South East Region Website here



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.

Every 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

Problems with your computer?  We offer various groups to help and assist our members, be it a ‘user’ query or maybe a more technical problem.  
Click 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









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