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
Meetings
Wed Feb 20th 40 years Bomb disposal and still 10 fingers - Ian Jones
Wed Mar 6th

10 Minute TalksRipping yarns Sue Jenkins
Peas, peas, peas Keith Broadey
Tying the knot in Thailand Julie West
Wed Mar 20th Volunteering with Orangutans in Borneo - Anthea Mearns
Wed Apr 3rd Note this meeting is in the Spread Eagle Skye of the beaten track - John Rogers
Wed Apr 17th The complete Thame Remembers - David Bretherton
Wed May 1st From rags to riches - The story of Andrew Carnegie - Jeremy Holmes
Wed May 15th The life and career of Lord Williams - Brian Lowe
Wed Jun 5th Ted Heath: A reputation revisited - Dr. Martin Holmes
Wed Jun 19th The history of the National Gardens Scheme - Priscilla Frost
Wed Jul 3rd The history of the Foundling Hospital - John Caldicott
Wed Jul 17th Bagel and bacon - Jeff Rozelaar
Wed Aug 7th The sex lives of Kings - Tony Stafford
Wed Aug 21st 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
Other Events
Mon Apr 29th New Members Meeting ?? pm Thame Cricket Club. An opportunity for members who have joined in last two years to meet the Committee and some Group Leaders and hear how Thame & District U3A runs.
Day Visits
Wed Mar 27th Tower Bridge - Leader Len Davidson
Wed Apr 24th Cambridge - Leader Len Davidson
Wed May 29th Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking -Leader Edward Bray
Sat Aug 10th Saturday visit - Boat trip round Southampton harbour - Leader Michael Weeks
Wed Sep 25th Broadway & steam train to Cheltenham - Leader Brian Fisher
U3A National Events
Mon Mar 11th U3A Explores Science at Ri - 13:30 to 16:45 at The Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS Further details and application form on website using link on this page
Thu Mar 21st Satire to Sublime; British Art from Hogarth to Turner - 11:00 to 16:00 at The Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London WC2 5DN Further details and application form on website using link on this page
U3A Thames Valley Network Events
Tue Mar 5th

The Drama of Dunkirk 10:00 to 16:00 at River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames Further details and application form on website using link on this page **Fully booked – waiting list.

Thu Apr 4th Polar Exploration - Part 2 - 10:00 to 16:00 at Benson Parish Hall, Benson OX10 6LZ Further details and application form on website using link on this page
Tue Apr 30th The Interactions of Medicine, Science and Art - 10:00 to 15:30 at Benson Parish Hall, Benson OX10 6LZ Further details on website using link on this page.
Tue May 28th History on Film - at St Helen’s & St Kath’s School, Abingdon Further details on website using link on this page
Fri Aug 30th The Work of William Morris - Kelmscott Manor Further details on website using link on this page.