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 (except August) 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 →
The Military History Group will be visiting HMS Belfast which is moored in the Pool of London on Wednesday May 1st. The trip will be opened up to other members on the proviso that I get enough wishing to go to justify the hire of a coach. It is anticipated that the coach will leave Jansel Square at 0930 leaving HMS Belfast at about 1600, the estimated cost at this stage is about £26 ahead including coach & entrance fee. If interested please contact me (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.
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 u3atvnetwork.org.uk. along with the list of other planned study days.
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.
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.