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. Continue reading
Here is the recording of the announcements
The September Newsletter is now available on-line
Paperwork for the AGM/EGM was distributed to all present. (It will be posted to those not present). These meetings will be part of the normal Oct meeting. Please remember to wear your badge so that you can vote at the meeting.
The next Coffee morning is at 10.30 on Tuesday 18th at the Watermead Inn
The Quiz and Fish & Chip supper is at 3.00 on 25 Oct at the Bowls Club. Contact Mary to book
Reminder ten pin bowling is at 10.00 am each Monday morning at the Rogue Bowling Alley, Gatehouse Way
There are still spaces on the trip to Wisley on 22nd Oct contact Chris
We are still looking for volunteers to do their bit, a song, a turn, a monlogue etc, etc at the Christmas entertainment contact Andy for more info or to volunteer
If you are still reasonably physically fit – can you spare to odd hour occasionally to help set up/clear the hall at each monthly meeting(starting about 8.00 am)? please contact Greig to volunteer.
WW2 memories – Thank you for the offers received and the contributions received so far. We will try to get them up on line as soon as possible. There are a few already on-line but watch out for more
Chalfont St Giles
For their annual Summer outing Readers Group 1 spent a lovely day in Chalfont St Giles. After a fine lunch at The Ivy House we made our way to Milton’s Cottage. The cottage is open from 2pm to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday John Milton lived there for a year when he escaped the plague in London, and it was here that he finished Paradise Lost.
We were met by a very helpful lady who, despite not expecting us, welcomed us, helped us manipulate a walking frame and provided chairs, whilst sorting out how we might pick up the less able walkers in the group on leaving, as there was a complete road closure just outside the cottage when we arrived.
A local student gave us a free guided tour of the three rooms, with many original features and original copies of Milton’s works. We then made our way into the pretty cottage garden where we enjoyed the afternoon sun.
The photo shows some of us in the garden. We had a very enjoyable outing, and our tickets last for a year so we can go again.
Dan McGregor is organising a trip to the
Living Crafts Fair for Christmas
at Blenheim Palace
on Thursday 15th November
There are still one or two places available. Contact Dan by email or use his telephone number in your directory
On 1st November at Wallingford there is a Study Day entitled “The Interactions of Art, Science & Medicine” Full details are here. If you are interested please make an early application because places go very quickly You can download an application form from the TVN website
Garden Group trip to Wisley RHS Gardens
Monday 22nd October
Leave at 9.30am
Entry to Gardens and Garden Tour £22
Contact: Chris Reading
Dot & Phil Toler are organising a trip to the Battle of Britain Airshow 2018 at Duxford on Saturday 22nd September. Full details are here
Reminder :- there is a service to put you in touch with tradespeople that other members have found reliable. See details of Our Trusted Tradespeople
A statement on our Health & Safety policy at our main monthly meetings is now available here.
You are advised to spend a few minutes reading it.