Photographs above supplied by the Photography for Pleasure Group

Welcome to Aylesbury Vale U3A website. Here you will find the latest news about membership, regular meetings and the groups that are run from our U3A. We have a regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Meadowcroft and Quarrendon Community Centre where we can find out what’s going on in the various groups, meet up with friends, as well as hear informative and entertaining talks by a variety of speakers. The 3rd Tuesday of alternate months we have a coffee morning at the Watermead Inn where we can get together in a more informal way and chat over cups of tea or coffee. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly group of people who like to come together to learn something new whilst making new friends and learning new skills. So if this sounds like you do get in touch.

HMS Belfast 5th June

The Military History Group will be visiting HMS Belfast which is moored in the Pool of London on Wednesday May 1st.  The trip is open to other members and a coach has been booked.  We are due at HMS Belfast at 11.30 am, the pick-up time will be confirmed nearer the date but leaving HMS Belfast at about 1600, the cost will be £32 a head including coach & entrance fee.  There is still room for a few more so if interested please sign up and pay at the April meeting or contact me via email  (Ken Satterthwaite) ASAP. 

May I remind you that there is limited access for those who have mobility problems. Access on board and only two decks are mobility friendly.

Thames Valley Study Day

TVN U3A Study Day – 30th April – “The Interactions of Medicine, Science and Art”

Thames Valley Network have announced details of a second study day on “The Interactions of Medicine, Science and Art” which is being repeated by popular demand as the first had a long waiting list and was voted excellent by most of those attending.  

The programme of the day can be found on the attached flyer.  If you would like to book your place, please complete the attached application form and return it as instructed.  As always details will also be on the Thames Valley Network U3A website along with the list of other planned study days.

Thames Valley Study Day – Polar Exploration- 4th April

This is a continuation of our enquiry into the political and climate change effects within the Arctic. This next study day will focus on sovereignty and how it affects all aspects of exploration. We are delighted to welcome back Dr Robert Headland and Lt. Commander John Ash, both from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), part of the University of Cambridge. They will continue their enlightening lectures and elaborate on trade via Northwest Passage plus inform us about the state of play over claims to territory and fossil fuels.

These courses fill up very quickly

Coffee Mornings

Aylesbury Vale U3a Coffee Mornings 2019

Held on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month at 11 am at The Watermead Inn, 11 Lakeside, Watermead, Aylesbury, HP19 0FX

Dates in 2019:

21 May

16 July

17 September

19 November

Purpose:  To give new members the opportunity to meet longer serving members in order to get to know people and hear about the groups they have joined or lead.

All members are welcome.   A coffee and biscuit cost £2
Further information from Mary Singleton at