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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
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
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
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We've had a request
for a Beginners Latin
group - if anyone else interested, please make
enquiries to GroupsCoordinator@wokinghamu3a.org.uk.
This group has plenty of room for more jivers -
they meet Friday mornings at the Sutton Bowls Club, near
Asda in Lower Earley. For more information, please
contact Nikki Humphreys on 0118 989 3998.
Proposal to form of a new group for U3A, that of
Club. The purpose of the group would be to
organize travel trips to various parts of the UK and
Western Europe, and keep up to date with the various new
forms of motorbikes that are in production today. A
requirement would be for all members of the group to hold
a full licence or at least be able to achieve full licence
status and have the prospect of owning a machine greater
Initial contact GroupsCoordinator@wokinghamu3a.org.uk
Alan Povall's Winter
lectures now fully booked with a waiting list
XP support has come to an end – What to do now? Click here for tips, suggestions,
ideas and articles on what to do now.
Public Speaking Course
by popular demand.
Anne and Mark Lovett (local magistrates and U3A members)
offer simple, easy to practise tools to help you cope with
nerves, get your message across memorably, structure your
material for the best impact and speak effectively to
audiences of varied sizes. The course consists of two one
hour sessions, two weeks apart.
Candidates must be able to attend both
is Everywhere… is NOW FULL. Please
contact Ruth Nobbs (0118 979 5020; ruthsnobbs@Hotmail.com)
if you would like to go on the waiting list.
Wednesday, 29th October 2014,
10.00 for 10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
The Emmbrook School, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham,
day will appeal to everyone who is interested in poetry.
You may be an expert, or you may know nothing at
all about poetry except that you enjoy reading it – there
will be something for everyone, so come along and enjoy
the day. Details
form available on U3A Thames Valley
Network website, together with publicity
We are again Exhibiting at the Ascot retirement
Fair on 20th August, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm info
The Globe Theatre
As a result of our forthcoming 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
NEWSLETTERS have been moved to the Members' Area
to safeguard the privacy of members, whose particulars may
be published in the Newsletters. Clicking on "Newsletters"
in the navigation bar to the left of this page will take you
to Newsletters in the Members area, with the usual login
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 other.
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?
course in Members' Area
Can't find a Group you would like? New link
page to a feedback page allowing suggestions for new
groups to be fed through the site
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
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