Chipping Norton

WELCOME TO CHIPPING NORTON U3A

Welcome to the website of the Chipping Norton and Area U3A.

CHIPPING NORTON U3A IS OPEN AND OPERATING WITHIN GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES

As we are unable to meet in the Town Hall, we are doing the next best thing and using Zoom for a speaker meeting.

The next meeting is at 2.30pm on Wednesday October 7th when the speaker will be Jennifer Cowling on ‘Variety is the Spice of.....Work? For details, see the Events Page.

Well before the meeting you will receive an email from Ian Finney, forwarded by Val Higgins, inviting you to join the Zoom

Some Special Interest Groups are now working, using ZOOM - very successfully, too. Any enquiries should be addressed to: kayefreeman@gmail.com

We hope that all our members are well. Please find attached, bottom right under 'Links', our latest Newsletter.

We will, of course, keep members informed as things develop. However, please note that we now have a full programme of speakers arranged for 2021. You can find this list under Links on the right. Best wishes to all, and keep well.

NEW MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME

WHAT IS U3A?

We are a small, friendly branch of the nationwide self-help organisation, the University of the Third Age, whose emphasis is on lifelong learning through sharing educational, creative and leisure activities. The Third Age refers to the period of life when full time work is over and there is time to meet new friends, follow hobbies and interests and explore new ones. It is a charitable organisation, which has been established for over thirty years and now has over 425,000 members and more than 1,039 local branches. For more detailed information on the history and ethos of the U3A and the Third Age Trust, please click on the U3A tab on the toolbar, which will allow you to access the U3A national site.

We currently have about one hundred and eighty members and always welcome new ones. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Membership Secretary through the CONTACT page.

The annual subscription is £18, payable in advance in October/November; a reduced fee of £9.00 applies for those joining from July for a part year. The attendance fee for group activities is dependent upon the venue and whether room hire is applicable.

If you are retired or semi-retired and enjoy learning for pleasure, not qualifications, if you would like to share your knowledge with others and make new friends, we would love to meet you. The new ethos of U3A is 'Learn, Laugh, Live!', and that is exactly what we aim to do.

Learn, Laugh, Live!