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 Mar 4th

10 minute talksThe sack Warren Ford
Roy Rita Fidler
The bottom school Pat Ruxton
Wed Mar 18th 2 bars of chocolate a day will prevent stroke and heart attack - true or false? - Dr Lynda Ware
Wed Apr 1st Butterflies and Orchids of the Upper Thames region - Malcolm Brownsword
Wed Apr 15th Transforming lives 71 years on - Leah Lewis
Wed May 6th Indonesia - Sailing from Bali to Komodo - Sara Frost
Wed May 20th The Rothchilds in the Thames Valley - Catherine Taylor
Wed Jun 3rd The river at war - Bill King
Wed Jun 17th Paul Nash & the Wittenham Clumps - Christopher Baines
Wed Jul 1st Becoming a famous author - Martin Lloyd
Wed Jul 15th Working for Auntie - Christine Green
Wed Aug 5th The history of coaches and coach horns - Colin Pawson
Wed Aug 19th Daisy's story - John Caldicott
Wed Sep 2nd Treasures beneath our feet - discovering the Watlington hoard - James Mather
Wed Sep 16th The Bow Street Runners - Steve & Eve Bacon
Wed Oct 7th U3A's Got Talent - Members
Wed Oct 21st Five generations of a British Raj family seen through the eyes of their granddaughter - Jenny Mallin
Wed Nov 4th The wit of Winston - part 1 - Jeff Rozelaar
Wed Nov 18th Glorious coloured gemstones - Helen Plumb
Wed Dec 2nd A Christmas Miscellany - Mike Brook
Wed Jan 6th 2021 Travel - Ron & Gill Bellis
Wed Jan 20th 2021 The Crystal Palace & the Great Exhibition - John Ansell
Wed Feb 3rd 2021 AGM
Wed Feb 17th 2021 River Thame - Birding desert or just underwatched & undervalued? - Nick Marriner
Wed Mar 3rd 2021 Cliveden - Power, politics & scandal - Peter Hague
Wed Mar 17th 2021

Ten Minute Talks Why do you want to go to Rugen? Bernadette Tildesley
TBA John Sutton
TBA Carol Bradbrook-Taylor
Day Visits
Tue Mar 24th Portsmouth - shopping and Mary Rose, War Exhibition - Leader Ray Muller
Wed Apr 22nd Post Office and Kings Cross - Leader Len Davidson
Tue May 12th Gloucester City - Leader John Sutton
Sat Jun 20th Solent Boat Trip - Leader Michael Weeks
Wed Jul 22nd World War 2 Bunker at Uxbridge, followed by a visit to Windsor - Leader Brian Fisher
Thu Aug 20th Countryfile Live Windsor - Leader Ray Brindley
Wed Sep 23rd Ickworth + Bury St Edmunds - Leader Brian Fisher
Thu Oct 15th Westonbirt Arboretum - Leader Carol Bradbrook-Taylor
Tue Nov 3rd Imperial War Museum + Peace Garden - Leader Brian Fisher
Thu Dec 10th Kew Gardens Xmas Lights - Leader Ray Brindley