Welcome to Abingdon-on-Thames
Welcome to Abingdon-on-Thames U3A web site. Click the buttons above to find out more about us, and use the Links for further information. This introductory page gives you some information about Abingdon town and introduces you to Abingdon Branch of the U3A.
Abingdon has been in existence since pre-historic times, and remains an attractive medieval market town with a beautiful riverfront. Now in Oxfordshire, it was once the County Town of Berkshire and boasts a unique County Hall, which is now the town museum.
The equally impressive Guildhall dates back to the days of the Benedictine monastery which occupied a large part of the town. Some Abbey buildings are still in use today including the Unicorn theatre. Nearby Abbey Meadow features plenty of open space, an open air swimming pool and much much more!
Abingdon U3A was one of the very first U3A groups and has a membership of over 300 with no waiting list. There is a varied programme of speakers plus a wide variety of interest groups. Please note you need to be a member of Abingdon-on-Thames U3A before you can join an interest group, this is for insurance purposes.
Abingdon-on-Thames is one of the few U3As to meet weekly. We meet on Monday afternoons at Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, Abingdon OX14 5NR from 2.00pm to 4.00pm (Midget Close is off Preston Road in South Abingdon). Map. The hall has disabled access and is equipped with a hearing loop. There is also an adjacent car park. Refreshments are provided giving members the chance to socialise. Visitors are always welcome and will be charged 50p at the door. Our own members provide "in-house" items at some meetings. Speaker meetings are listed on our "Events" page.
The full printed programme of meetings/events is issued to members each half-year. Additionally members are kept informed, and can add their information via "Spectrum" our in-house Newsletter. Interest groups provide current information via notices at the back of the hall and announcements.
Annual membership is £20.00 plus a 50p fee payable at each meeting attended.
Preston Road Community Centre has full disabled facilities i.e. ramp, disabled toilet and hearing loop.