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VISIT TO THE ROYAL MINT 2019

A visit to the Royal Mint at Cardiff has been arranged for Friday 7th June. This trip is now fully booked and therefore closed Royal Mint Experience 2019 is on June 7th.

VISIT TO BLETCHLEY PARK 2019

A day trip to Bletchley Park has been arranged for Tuesday 2nd July 2019. The cost, to include coach travel, Driver Tip and admission fee is £25.50. For more details and a Booking Form follow the link. Bletchley Park 2019

AGM - 2019

The Chairman's Report for the Bicester U3A AGM 2019 meeting is now available, to view click here AGM 2019 Chairman\'s Report

LATEST NEWSLETTER

Click on May 2019 Newsletter to see our latest Newsletter.

NB Contributions for the next Newsletter, Aug 2019, to be forwarded to the Newsletter Editor, who may be contacted via the contacts page. DEADLINE for contributions will be Aug 1st 2019. NB This is an absolute deadline please.

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2019

THE THEME FOR 2019 IS “REFLECTIONS”

You may enter 3 photographs either 5 x 7 or 4 x 6 inches. Entries to be given to Mike Luff at the monthly meeting on September 26th 2019. Please remember to note your name on the back of each photograph. I look forward to receiving your entries.
Remember the deadline for submitting your entries is the U3A monthly meeting on September 26th 2019. Happy Snapping!
Mike Luff

NEW MEMBERS COFFEE MORNING - 2019

For members who joined after October 1st 2018 a coffee morning to welcome them was held at the King’s Arms Hotel in Bicester on the 15th March 2019. Fifteen new members were in attendance and was thought by the hosts to have given the new members a welcome and useful insight into the U3A. There were many questions from the new members and some discussions followed. In summary the morning was considered a success.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2018

Last Year's Christmas Lunch was held at Kirtlington Golf Club on Thursday 13th December. A full report can be viewed at this link; Christmas Lunch 2018

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2018 "WEATHER"

There were 46 entries this time, less than usual, but the standard was very good and it was a close competition. 261 votes were cast at the November meeting. (87 voting cards issued with members being asked to vote for their three favourites) The results were announced at the Christmas Lunch. First place went to David “DJ” Jones
Our expert for this year was Richard Herbert and he awarded First place to Gill Barber.
Many thanks to all who entered and also to Richard for his expert scrutiny.

GROUP NEWS

Group Leaders Meeting 30th May 2019.

Many of our hard working group leaders took time out for this important meeting.
During the last year there has been much new legislation affecting all U3As which had to be passed on to group leaders.
We had Financial, Data Protection, Beacon, Equality and Inclusion, Safeguarding and Insurance presentations. So much had changed that it was necessary to issue new Handbooks to the group leaders.
The Littlebury hotel provided an excellent afternoon tea which was enjoyed by all.

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RECENT NEW GROUPS

Square Dancing this group is held every Tuesday Afternoon at the Blackthorn Village Hall. The sessions are from 2pm until 4pm. There has been an enthusiastic start to this group and a fun time is had by all. Newcomers will be welcome even non-dancers. Anyone interested in this group please contact the Group Co-ordinator via the contact page.

A new Beginners' Bridge group has started this year. Sessions are held weekly. The course usually takes about a year. For further information on, and to discuss future courses contact John Wootton or the Group Co-ordinator via the contact page.

PROPOSED NEW GROUPS

Cryptic Crossword This Group is due to start shortly. If you are interested please contact the Group Co-ordinator for further details.

If anyone has any ideas for other new groups please contact a member of our committee.