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. The 1377 poll tax records show Chinnor with a population of 122 adults. For much detail about the history of Chinnor Click here.

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

£15 per person per annum and in a good year we take new members on 1st June or 1st October.

  • 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. Principal Officers are:-

ChairJanet Erskine
Vice ChairBryan Roebuck
Business SecretaryMike Dix
TreasurerDorothea Dunn
Groups Co OrdinatorAnn Long
Membership SecretaryChristine Barnett
Minutes SecretaryFrances Wells
Notices SecretaryAnna Wood
Outings Co OrdinatorPeter Hetherington
Speakers SecretaryGwyneth Gribbin
Systems Administrator and WebsitePeter Way
Welfare OfficerDiane Carver