Leading

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

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February Meeting Group announcements

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HMS Belfast Wed 1st May

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.

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Thames Valley Network – History on Film Study Day

A new course on  History on Film (Harlots or Heroines? Women in the 18th Century 0n Film & TV)  will be held on Tues 28th May in Abingdon.   As usual the places will sell out quickly so use the attached application form to apply asap if you are interested

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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  u3atvnetwork.org.uk. along with the list of other planned study days.

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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

Details

Application Form

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December Newsletter

The December Newsletter is now available here

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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:               

19 March

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 social@avu3a.org.uk

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Fraud Warnings

The Metropolitan Police Fraud Unit has just issue three short YouTube animated videos to raise awareness about various aspects of fraud that might affect us

Computer

Romance/Dating

Online Shopping

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Readers Circle 1

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.

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Health & Safety at monthly meetings

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.

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