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.
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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.
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SUMMER VISITS 2019
KATHY BROWN'S GARDEN - Stevington, near Bedford
On Wednesday, 15th May, 50 members travelled by coach to Kathy Brown's Garden in Stevington, near Bedford. We went via Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands, where we spent an hour or so, enjoying the delights of the centre, taking the time to have some lunch, or just coffee. On arrival at her garden, Kathy Brown welcomed us and we spent a glorious afternoon admiring the Aliums, the Tree Peonies, the Ceanothus, the Clematis plus numerous other wonderful plants, shrubs and trees. We explored the Solardome, the sunken garden and the Wisteria Walk. We enjoyed tea and cake on the lawn, and all agreed it was, once again, a first class visit on a beautiful May day.
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
Christmas Lunch - Oxfordshire Golf Club
Monday 9th December.
Please email form to outings @ chinnoru3a.org.uk
Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Wednesday, 28th August, 2019
Cost: £26.50 inc. entrance and driver’s gratuity
Have you ever visited this wonderful Gothic House? Strawberry Hill House was first erected as a modest house in 1698. Horace Walpole bought it and he transformed it into a "little Gothic Castle". He was a son of England's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. The house was opened to a few selected guests but soon after it became a popular place for tourists to visit. Twickenham is in an affluent area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is full of 18th century buildings and pleasure grounds, old pubs and cafes.
Black Country Living Museum
Tuesday 24th September - £27.00
Postal Museum London
Tuesday 29th October - £36.00
The Outing is to the world renowned Postal Museum with the added excitement of a journey on the private Postal London underground line.
Also there is the possibility to visit the much recommended house where Charles Dickens lived within walking distance of the museum in the afternoon (entrance fee not included).
NOW FULL - WAITING LIST IN OPERATION
Download info and booking form.
2nd December - Bookings Full, no waiting list.
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