Thame & District

Meetings, Visits, Tours & Other Events

Thame & District U3A normally meets twice a month (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 impact of the lockdown in March 2020 and subsequent restrictions led to these meetings being cancelled. However, since July 2020 we have provided a programme of on-line meetings presented through Zoom video conferencing.# Information about forthcoming Zoom meetings is provided below, together with a link for U3A members to reserve their places.

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 will be shown below under their respective headings and on the appropriate Groups page once they can recommence.

Please note a change in the presentation for the meeting on Wednesday 1st September 2021:
'Working for Auntie' by Christine Green has been re-scheduled to next year and replaced by 'A Grandmother's Legacy: Full Steam Ahead' by Jenny Mallin.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Wed Nov 3rd History of Coaches and Coach Horns - Colin Pawson

This meeting will be held at Christchurch, 34 Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 2DN at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Nov 17th The Wit of Winston - Part 2 - Jeff Rozelaar

This meeting will be held at Thame Snooker Club, 1A Saint Andrews Court, Wellington Street, Thame, OX9 3WT at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Dec 1st The Biography of Father Christmas - Rupert Matthews

This meeting will be held at Christchurch, 34 Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 2DN at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Jan 5th 2022 Crystal Palace & the Great Exhibition - John Ansell

This meeting will be held at Christchurch, 34 Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 2DN at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Jan 19th 2022 Travel - Ron & Gill Bellis

This meeting will be held at Thame Snooker Club, 1A Saint Andrews Court, Wellington Street, Thame, OX9 3WT at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Feb 2nd 2022 Annual General Meeting

This meeting will be held at Christchurch, 34 Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 2DN at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Feb 16th 2022 The Russell-Cotes Gallery & Museum - 100th Anniversary - James Taylor

This meeting will be held at Thame Snooker Club, 1A Saint Andrews Court, Wellington Street, Thame, OX9 3WT at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Mar 2nd 2022 The River Thame - focusing on water management & restoration - Doug Kennedy

This meeting will be held at Christchurch, 34 Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 2DN at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Mar 16th 2022 Opals - Helen Plumb

This meeting will be held at Thame Snooker Club, 1A Saint Andrews Court, Wellington Street, Thame, OX9 3WT at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Apr 6th 2022 The Wreck of the Titanic - Rupert Matthews

This meeting will be held at Christchurch, 34 Upper High Street, Thame, OX9 2DN at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Wed Apr 20th 2022 The Mysterious Death of MI6 Spy & Code-Breaker Gareth Williams - Paul Barwick

This meeting will be held at Thame Snooker Club, 1A Saint Andrews Court, Wellington Street, Thame, OX9 3WT at 10.00 am and will also be available through a Zoom video conference (access information will be shared with members in a "Ramblings" email shortly before the event).
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Study Days
Tue Oct 26th Thames Valley Network - Brandenburg Autumn Concert – 2.30pm
Choir of St Bartholomew the Great and The Brandenburg Camino Choir
Cost for the talk is £5 per device.

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Closing date for applications is Friday 22 October.

Please view TVN web site for further details and booking information:
TVN-Brandenburg
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Thu Oct 28th Thames Valley Network - The Music of Carol King - 10:30am until 12:30pm
Speaker: Clive Aronson
This is a free event.

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Closing date for applications is Monday 25 October.

Please view TVN web site for further details and booking information:
TVN-Carole King
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Wed Nov 10th Thames Valley Network - History of Film – 10.30am
Speaker: Jefferey Aronson

This is a free event.

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 7 November.

Please view TVN web site for further details and booking information:
TVN-Film
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Mon Nov 15th Thames Valley Network - Garden Design – 2.00pm.

Speaker: Richard Rogers, an award winning garden designer.
Cost per device for the talk is £1.50

This event was postponed in July.

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Closing date for applications is Friday 12 November.

Please click on the link below for the flyer:
TVN - Garden Design
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Wed Nov 17th Thames Valley Network - South East Region Autumn Gathering – 9.30am

This is a free event.

Please view TVN web site for further details and booking information:
TVN-Autumn
Fri Nov 19th Thames Valley Network - Saving the Basque Children 1937 - 10:30am
Speaker: Colin Carritt
Cost for the talk is £1 per device.

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 16 November.

Please view TVN web site for further details and booking information:
TVN-Basque
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Tue Nov 23rd Thames Valley Network - Thames Wildlife
Speaker: Graham Scholey

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Further information is awaited.
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Wed Nov 24th Thames Valley Network - Van Gogh, The Golden Years
Speaker: Keith Appleby

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Further information is awaited.
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Mon Nov 29th Thames Valley Network - Mandela. The Man behind the Myth.
Speaker - Bjorn Watson.

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Further information is awaited.
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Fri Dec 3rd Thames Valley Network – Christmas Quiz
Quizmaster: Avis Furness

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Further information is awaited.
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Wed Dec 8th Thames Valley Network - A live Christmas Concert at St. James Church, Paddington with The Brandenburg Orchestra

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Further information is awaited.
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Thu Dec 9th Thames Valley Network - Christmas Flowers. A demonstration by Katherine Kear

This is a Zoom video conference and attendance must be pre-booked.
Further information is awaited.
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