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.
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
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
are simple and it's not expensive
Application form here
What's on today/tomorrow
note, contrary to current Newsletter the date of Elisabeth Sweeney's
talk on the EU is Tuesday 8th April not 7th as stated
Wokingham U3A Open Day, Bring your friends and come and see a showcase of our groups.
Emmbrook Secondary School
Thursday 10th April 2014
of the Ashmolean Thames
Valley Network event - Flyer
and prospective groups
welcome anyone who would like a taster lesson in Church Bell ringing.
This could progress to more lessons to become a competent ringer. The
lessons would be at Sonning Church at a time to be mutually arranged.
We would then be able to advise people of their nearest church with
bells. No great physical strength required but you must be able to climb
the twenty steps up the tower, raise your arms above your head and count
to eight forwards and backwards. Contact Pam
and Andrew Elliston. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 0118 9695967
all you musicians out there - whether you've played recently or not
- we are looking at starting a U3A band - Jazz, R&B, Rock, Country
etc etc. We know of studios that can be hired for practice, or
you may have your own den!! If you are interested, please contact
Groups Co-ordinator -
or 0118 979
& Imminent Groups for detail click here
Football - are you interested? see information
of lectures by Colin Mitchell in the New Year
"Rivers and Waterways of the South East". Click
here for full info. This
list is now full and any later applicants would have to go on a waiting
list in case there are any drop-outs
of Lectures by Alan Povall in next few months "Liberation of
South America" Click here
for full info
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.
Archive page created see link on left
could follow the Riverside Project?
NEWS!! "HISTORIC PATHWAYS" A new project has begun,
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
of events with photos
South East Region Newsletter 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.
- 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
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
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
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.
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
Info - Barry