Bicester U3A meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Clifton Centre in Ashdene Road, Bicester, OX26 2BH. The hall is situated at the rear of the KEA club on the corner of Ashdene Road and Kingsclere Road. Parking is available and the local no. 21 bus from town stops outside. The meeting starts at 2.15 pm and ends at 4 pm. Usually a speaker gives a talk on a topic of general interest and this is followed by tea and biscuits to allow members to chat together.
Our Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday 24th January 2019 with approximately 140 members attending. The AGM itself was followed by a demonstration of hand Bell Ringing by "Joan Harris and the Launton Hand Bell Ringers". Tea and cakes followed. If you wish to read the Chairman's report please click here. AGM 2019 Chairman\'s Report.
There was no meeting in December 2018 which was replaced by the Christmas Lunch. To see a report and photos from our Christmas lunch in 2018 please click here CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2018.
Entries for the 2018 Photo Competition (Weather). The winners and runners up were announced during the Christmas Lunch 2018 at the Kirtlington Golf Club. For results follow the link Photographic Competition 2018. Members were given a further viewing of the winners and runners-up at the AGM in January 2019.
Traditionally our monthly meeting in August has been a quiz afternoon. 2018 was no exception, with members forming teams to answer sixty-two general knowledge questions put together by Ray, our Programme Secretary. The overall winners were 'The Endgamers' with a score of forty-seven-and-a half points. We had our usual raffle and finished with tea and cakes served by the Wine Appreciation group.
Speakers for 2019
For a list of the proposed speakers at forthcoming meetings in 2019 see below
Speakers for 2019, in progress.
The venues for Sunday Lunches see below.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Thu Feb 28th||Gerald Seaman, My Musical life in Russia or how I Nearly Became James Bond|
|Thu Mar 28th||Pam Newall takes us for A Walk Around Budapest.|
|Thu Apr 25th||Peter Crumpton entertains us with A History of Jazz.|
|Thu May 23rd||Liz Woolley returns with Leisure and Entertainment in Victorian/Edwardian Oxford.|
|Thu Jun 27th||Susanne Carr: Paintings in the Wallace Collection|
|Thu Jul 25th||Dan L Allen asks "What did you do in the War Granny" The role of Women in the First World War.|
|Thu Aug 22nd||Tim Davies tells us about The Community Wardens in Bicester.|
|Thu Sep 26th||The R A F presentation team. A talk by Tommy Doherty.|
|Thu Oct 24th||Thelma Sanders discusses Popular Poetry and Prose.|
|Thu Nov 28th||The Story of The Mary Rose. Presented by Bob Foster.|
|Sun Mar 3rd||Denis's Bicester|
|Sun Apr 7th||The Chequers. Weston on the Green|