Here you will see the notices which are normally posted on the Notice Board at the Monthly Meetings. Anna will update the notice board as soon as notices are available.
|Christmas Concert by the Brandenburg Singers, to be held in London, at St James Church
near Paddington Station, on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 3rd.
Welcome to our website
The website of the Chinnor and District U3A. A place to find information about the 30+ groups which make up our U3A and to explore the fields of interest they pursue. Please scroll down the page to see the most recent happenings.
We are a constantly evolving U3A and new groups are always on the horizon.
Read more: Welcome to our website
The Chairman's Piece
As a U3A we continue to grow with over fifty new members joining us in the previous year and another thirteen in November. We are not yet at the stage where we need to form a new U3A but the increased numbers are starting to raise one or two issues. One of these is that due to Health and Safety regulations we are limited to having no more than 150 people in the Village Hall at any ne time. In August we had 144. Members should be aware that our monthly meetings are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and as and when we reach 150 members, additional members will regretfully have to be turned away. One other problem associated with our monthly meeting is the car parking restrictions. If necessary, we will place a ‘Car park full’ sign before the drive up to the rear car park. This will help save the frustration of driving up to the car park only to find there are no available places. May we request that members help to avoid this problem by car sharing with neighbours and friends whenever possible.
Read more: The Chairman's Piece
SUMMER VISITS 2019
October saw the last visit of the Summer Programme, with a coach trip to RHS Wisley. All the recent rain meant that everything was still green and apart from a few Acers, not many of the trees were changing colour. However, the flower beds and herbaceous borders still contained an amazing array of colours. The weather on that particular day was in our favour, and the rain held off. There was an event going on called 'Taste of Autumn', with lots of stalls selling a huge selection of produce, the most popular of which was homemade fudge. The new visitor centre and extended plant centre proved to be very popular, and as usual, many of us made our way back to the coach clutching our purchases. An excellent day out, as always!
Rycote Park and Chapel - near Thame, Oxon.
Our September visit to Rycote Park, just outside Thame, was a revelation to many of us. We were welcomed by Mrs Sarah Taylor, the owner of Rycote, and taken to the 'Barn' for coffee and cake, and an introductory talk on the history of Rycote. We were then given a guided tour of the grounds, garden and Rycote Chapel itself. An ancient Yew Tree stood in the ground with a girth of 26 feet and said to be at least 1500 years old. The rose garden was a picture, while the walled garden was full of flowers, vegetables, soft fruit cages and of course the obligatory pumpkins. The glass house contained a mixture of exotic plants and a huge Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpts) against the far wall. Altogether a really enjoyable visit.
Read more: Gardening Group
Chinnor and District U3A Outings, Events & Holidays 2019
Outings coordinated by Peter Hetherington with input from the Steering Group.
Information Sheets available at Monthly Meetings approx. 3 months in advance.
OUTINGS LIST 2019 - Download PDF File
Risborough U3A – Travel Group Holiday
Departing Monday 18th May until Friday 22nd May 2020 (4 nights)
Based in Barnstaple at The Barnstaple Hotel
Pick-up & drop-off in Princes Risborough
To book, contact Arthur Edwards on Princes Risborough (01844) 342460
A Deposit of £100pp (+ £25 insurance if needed) – due latest by 14th January 2020.
Holiday to Northumberland and Newcastle
3rd – 8th May, 2020
6 days £475 Inc. half board, all coach outings, most entrances and driver’s gratuity.
We are staying at a 4 star hotel in Newcstle. A guided tour of the city and to Tynemouth. Visits to Lindisfarne, Holy Island, Hadrian’s Wall, Hexham and Alnwick.
Apply to for further information via the CONTACT FORM
U3A outing to the Royal Albert Hall and local Museums
Date: Wednesday 26th February 2020.
On this trip we are proposing to visit the Royal Albert Hall followed by free time. You will have the option to visit local museums – The Victoria & Albert, Natural History and Science all within walking distance – half a mile.
A NEW YEAR's NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Presented by London Festival Opera
Thursday, 9th January, 2020
Evening performance at the Wycombe Swan
Cost £31.50 pp inc. coach and tip
Christmas Lunch - Oxfordshire Golf Club
Monday 9th December.
Please email form to outings @ chinnoru3a.org.uk
A FEW PLACES STILL AVAILABLE
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!
OUTINGS WILL BE ADVERTISED ABOUT 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE AT THE MONTHLY MEETING.
Other Holidays and Outings are organised separately by some of our Interest Groups.
To submit details of Holidays & Outings please contact the Holidays and Outings Secretary Peter Hetherington or use the Contact Form