Wokingham U3A


Wokingham U3A


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Your committee strives to make your U3A meet your hopes and wishes. Click here for a form to enable you to give feedback by way of ideas, comments and suggestions





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Events Calendar

Equipment for members to borrow
Same access codes as Members' Area


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(includes diary.
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We have
Monthly Afternoon Meetings
n 3rd Tuesday of Month
We also hold
Evening Meetings
on 2nd Tuesday each month, both with external speakers

National Office Mailings
(Needs Registration for

National U3A Website

Now in Members' Area, clicking
on takes you there for usual login

Thames Valley Network

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 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 afternoon 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 clickWhat's on today/tomorrow

Our Next Event
Evening Meeting Tuesday 8th September, 7.30 pm St Paul's Parish Rooms
Edith and I
Elizabeth Gowing

Good News for TVN and SE Region, Pam Jones Elected Chairman of Third
Age Trust (National U3A)
. Pam has been Chairman of Witney U3A and TVN
followed by SE Region Trustee and National Vice Chairman. Congratulations to her

U3A Members Golf Day
Venue: Downshire Golf Complex
Date: Friday 2nd October 2015
Description and Application Form

Potential new Group and Groups looking for new members

A Proposed New Creative Photography Group
This group is for those people who know how to take photographs, but want to do a little more.
More info

Joining a Language Group in Wokingham U3A Advice

Android Tablets (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
Contact Groups Coordinator

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

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

New and 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

What 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 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
What's in a name Pathways sub group looking for participants. Cick here for form to submit information about interesting names for roads, pathways etc.

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.

Note new venue at Cantley house
Every Tuesday - 10.30 to Noon
Cantley House 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?

Lets' 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

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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