Welcome to Ridgeway U3A serving Watlington, Chalgrove and surrounding Oxfordshire villages. Here you will find the latest news about membership, regular Speaker Meetings and the Interest Groups that are run by our U3A. We have a speaker meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2.30 p.m. in the Watlington Sports Pavilion, Shirburn Road (nearest post code OX49 5BZ) where you can find out what’s going on in the various activity groups and meet up with friends, as well as hear informative and entertaining talks by a variety of speakers. The U3A aims to encourage and enable people no longer in full time employment to help each other to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience, so if this sounds like you do get in touch.

U3A stands for University of the Third Age but you do not need any academic qualifications in order to join (and you won't gain any from us either). There are no age limits you just need to be retired or semi-retired. Click the tab on the right for an application form.

The Interest Groups are for members only. To become a member please get in touch with us or come along to any monthly speaker meeting. You are welcome to try us out and attend as a visitor (at a cost of £4 each time) for a maximum of two meetings. After that we shall expect you to join as a member. You can join for an annual subscription of just £18.50.

For this members are offered monthly Speaker Meetings on a variety of interesting topics in an informal atmosphere where they can chat to other members and enjoy free tea and biscuits afterwards. They also have the opportunity to join one of the special interest groups or to start another on a different subject. Many are held in members’ houses and are free of charge. Other outings and activities are available for a modest charge. All these details are in the monthly Newsletter and on the website which are free to members. There are also about 10 study days each year organised by the Thames Valley Network of U3As, often in Benson or Oxford, as well as events run by the U3A National Office, usually but not always in London.

Why not come to the next meeting as a visitor and try us out?