Chinnor & District

About Chinnor & District and its U3A

  • Location

Chinnor is a thriving, residential community with a population of circa 7,000. It has great access to the countryside of the Chiltern's area of outstanding natural beauty.

It is situated about four miles from the M40 junction 6. Major towns in the area are Oxford, Aylesbury and High Wycombe.

  • History

The 1377 poll tax records show Chinnor with a population of 122 adults. An excellent history of Chinnor is available in the website British Hisory on line. Unfortunately the website won't allow a clickable link to be inbedded but if you search for "Chinnor British History on line" you will find it.

Recently a new Prehistoric Hillfort has been located by the "Beacons of the past" team (nothing to do with our management system!) based at the Chiltern Conservation Board.

  • Chinnor U3A

The Chinnor & District U3A was formed in May 1999 and now has circa 370 members. The U3A is an Autonomous Association and is registered as a Charity (No. 1078824). All of its members contribute their own time and effort on an unpaid and voluntary basis. The U3A is affiliated to the national Third Age Trust.

  • Purpose

Chinnor & District U3A is committed to promoting the life-long learning and social needs of its members. It arranges a full programme of monthly talks, coffee mornings, outings and visits, short holiday breaks, special interest groups and annual lectures. It also publishes a newsletter "Contact" twice a year.

  • Membership

Our Subscription is £15 for a full year and £7.50 for half year.
We welcome new members at any time of the year on receipt of the completed application and subscription.

  • Organisation

The U3A is organised by a Management Committee, which meets regularly. Committee members are elected by members of the U3A at the Annual General Meetings. A list of the Principal Officers can be found here along with an email link.