Thame & District

Meetings, Visits, Tours & Other Events

Thame & District U3A meets on a fortnightly basis on the first and third Wednesday in Saint Mary's Church, Thame from 10.00 am to midday. We start with any welfare matters followed by a visiting speaker for, usually an hour, and then any updates on group events. Tea or coffee is then available for members.

The programme of speakers is detailed under Meetings in the table below and as links on this page. Previous years meetings (2013/14 to 2017/18) are available as a link on the Notices page.

Day visits, study tours and other events are shown below under their respective headings and on the appropriate Groups page.

Details of Thames Valley Network (TVN) and U3A National Events are also shown below and on their Groups page.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Aug 21st Melodies and the memories – Linda Watts (replaces “Another opening, another show" - Simon Gilbert)
Wed Sep 4th Bless 'em all - Adrian Broadway
Wed Sep 18th Charles Dickens as social reformer and medical observer as illustrated in his novels - Prof Gregory Stores
Wed Oct 2nd The remarkable story of our national chair - the Windsor - Stuart Linford
Wed Oct 16th Craft and Hobbies Show - Members
Wed Nov 6th From Cylinder to CD - and beyond - Ian Brearley
Wed Nov 20th A virtual safari to Africa - Bob Brind-Surch
Wed Dec 4th Christmas - A celebratory history - Andy Thomas
Wed Jan 1st 2020 No meeting
Wed Jan 15th 2020 Japan at Cherry Blossom time - Edward Bray & Mary-Ann Evans
Wed Feb 5th 2020 Annual General Meeting
Wed Feb 19th 2020 Making space for wildlife - John Tyler
Wed Mar 4th 2020

10 minute talksThe sack Warren Ford
Roy Rita Fidler
The bottom school Pat Ruxton
Wed Mar 18th 2020 2 bars of chocolate a day will prevent stroke and heart attack - true or false? - Dr Lynda Ware
Day Visits
Wed Sep 25th Broadway & steam train to Cheltenham - Leader Brian Fisher
Wed Nov 27th Birmingham German Christmas Market - Leader Ray Brindley
U3A Thames Valley Network Events
Fri Aug 30th The Work of William Morris - Kelmscott Manor Further details on website using link on this page.
Thu Sep 19th Why does health run in the family? - 2.00pm - the library in the High Street, Long Crendon. - This hour-long session will explore the relationship between human health and inheritance. Why is it that so many health problems seem to be passed from parents to children, and what have we learned about how this all works from sequencing the human genome? Should I have my genome sequenced, and what could it tell me? We’ll also dive into the future, the exciting new technologies that might change healthcare forever and whether they can really live up to their promise. - (As space is likely to be restricted, please confirm your interest to attend to Lesley Charnock.)
Thu Nov 21st Britain’s Ancient Past Study Day.
From the arrival of the first hominids to the Roman invasion

From 9.45 to 16.00
Benson Village Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, OX10 6LZ
With Francis Taylor

The Study Day Fee is £13.00. This includes coffee/tea on arrival, buffet lunch and information