We will be holding our regular Monthly Meeting using Zoom until the situation changes.

Some groups continue  in various ways  or are making contributions to this website.

Please contact the group leader for the latest information

Local Images supplied by our Photography Group & Others

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 The Bowls Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium 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.

South East Region Autumn Gathering

South East Region

4th November 10.00 am

The South East Region are holding a Zoom session entiltled ‘Back to the Future – Normality Restored?’ discussing ways in which U3As can progress.  The course is free but you must register.

Note the Application form will be sent directly to your download folder

TV Licence Scam

Please be aware there are a number of TV licence scams circulating at the moment.

If in any doubt go to the Official TV Licensing Site.

Here is some advice on TV Licence scams.

Sample Scam

Due to outdated TV Licence account details, your account has been flagged and it will be suspended if you will provide no response at this Notification.
Next up you need to verify your TV Licence account.
How to easily update your TV Licensing.
To update your details, you will need to tell us:

Step 1: your personal details like date of birth, current address and phone number.
Step 2: your payment method.
Step 3: your official identity informatio.

Updating your account regularly is easy to do and could help keep the cybercriminals even further away from accessing your personal and financial information.

Kind regards,

Alice Porter Senior. Manager Secure Sites  TVL Digital

U3A Radio

Third Age Trust have launched their own radio station  run by volunteers with contributions from group leaders and key figures in the U3A movement and it will explore the theme of u3a Looking Forward. 

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel now.

Do you think your story might be of interest? Get in touch. 



Ela Watts is photographed here producing content for u3a Radio.  


With the increasing use of Zoom for family get togethers, quizzes etc and most importantly for some of our groups and soon our Monthly General Meeting we have put together some notes on its use to either join a meeting or set up and organise a meeting for group leaders.

Joining a meeting is not at all difficult and if you have a device that allows you to read this then you can join a Zoom meeting

Portraits of Elizabeth 1 – Thames Valley Zoom Event

There is a Zoom meeting arranged by Thames Valley Network on 11th Nov at 2.30 when Professor Doran will discuss the portraits of Elizabeth 1 and their meaning.(see full details in the attached flyer and apply using the application form). Closing date Tues 3rd Nov

Amazon Tour

Unfortunately our Amazon Tours planned for earlier in the year were postponed and they have just announced, understandably, that there is no prospect of them resuming in the near future so they have created a short video illustrating some of what we might have seen. It is not as good as the visit but it is still an interesting insight into the process and the technology behind the arrival of your brown cardboard box.

The video lasts about 10 mins

Groups – The Latest

These Groups are continuing to meet in various ways e.g. Zoom, email, telephone etc. If you are interested please contact the group leader for details.

Camping & Caravanning.
Creative Writing 1.
Creative Writing 2.
Gentle Walks.
German Conversation.
Lets Talk French.
Poetry 1.
Poetry 2.
Poetry 3.
Quiz Group.
Readers Circle 1.
Readers Circle 2.
Readers Circle 3.
Sounds of the Sixties.
Sounds of the Fifties and Seventies.
Local Walks.

Photography for Pleasure may join them soon.