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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
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
LATEST NEWS click What's
Proposal to form of a new group
for U3A, that of Motorcycling
Enthusiasts 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 than
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.
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… PLACES STILL AVAILABLE.
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 here
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
Treasures of the
Ashmolean Thames Valley Network event
prospective groups info here new
Archive page created see link on left
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 requirement.
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
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
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?
Photography - revised
course in Members' Area
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
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
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 here