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)
Monthly Afternoon Meetings
n 3rd Tuesday of Month
We also hold
Evening Meetings on 2nd Tuesday each month,
both with external
(Needs Registration for
National U3A Website
Now in Members' Area, clicking
on takes you there for usual login
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.
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*Different U3As do things differently
*We have a monthly afternoon meeting 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 study days
*The criteria for membership
are simple and it's not expensive
Application form here
Our Next Event
David Sherwill's press release
to the Wokingham Paper
Evening Meeting Tuesday 8th September, 7.30 pm St Paul's
Edith and I
"David Sherwill, retired professional photographer and member of
the Wokingham U3A Advanced Digital Photography Group recently
met Bob Aylott a British Press Award winner who issued him a
challenge to produce an interesting set of photographs of
Wokingham. David’s response was to walk around the town and
photograph colourful doors mostly of a period nature before they
were lost forever. He has now produced them as an A3 size colour
poster available from email@example.com"
new Group and Groups looking for new members
Joining a Language Group in
Wokingham U3A Advice
(How to get the most out of them)
I know we have the apple advocates but there
are far more android tablets about and I feel sure that or
members are not using them to the best advantage. If
you would like to learn more, please
Summer Schools Harper
Adams University, Shropshire and Royal Agricultural
Third Age trust has published an updated edition of "A
Time to Learn"
here "More Time to Learn"
prospective groups info here new
The ever popular “Walking with Cameras” is to
start a second group. Interested? Click here.
New Archive page created see link on left
could follow the Riverside Project?
"HISTORIC PATHWAYS" A new project is running to
follow the Riverside Project, as result of a suggestion by the Berkshire
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
What's in a name Pathways sub
group looking for participants. Cick here
for form to submit information about interesting names for roads,
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.
new venue at Cantley house
Tuesday - 10.30 to Noon
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?
hope we continue to get a similar happy band as
in this photo
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
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 technical problem.
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