Wantage & Grove


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All Meetings start at 2pm in Grove Parish Church Hall unless stated otherwise.

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Dates for your Diary
Tue Jul 7th Speaker: Christopher Baines - Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps
Christopher runs the website ‘Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps’ and speaks regularly about Nash, including lectures at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He has been interviewed about Nash for the BBC TV Programmes ‘Countryfile’ and ‘Paul Nash: The Ghosts of War’.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Jul 21st Speaker: Ian Keable - "History of Cartoons: from William Hogarth to Private Eye"
Ian has a degree from Oxford University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then became a professional magician. He now divides his time between performing magic, giving talks and researching and writing.
NOTE: This talk will be presented online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Aug 18th No meeting
Study Days
Social Events
Tue Jun 30th Quiz afternoon
NOTE: This quiz will take place online by Zoom, full details will be emailed to members.
Tue Aug 4th Summer Tea
Thu Oct 1st Rescheduled NATIONAL U3A DAY Details to follow.
Mon Jun 8th
→Fri Jun 12th
U3A Holiday 2020 This holiday has had to be cancelled in light of present circumstances. The deposits already paid are secure and safe with Just for Groups who have been very helpful. The holiday will be rearranged for this Autumn or Next Year according to how circumstances develop.
Mon Oct 5th 5 - 11 October 2020. TVN Holiday to Istanbul See Thames Valley Network on the Links page for further information.
Film studies group
Tue Jul 14th Fisherman's Friends (2019) starring James Purefoy. 10 fishermen from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top 10 hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties.
Tue Aug 11th The 100 Year-Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013). After living a long and colourful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Tue Sep 8th Judy (2019) starring Renée Zellweger. Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Tue Oct 13th Mrs. Lowry and Son (2019) starring Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall. A portrait of the artist L.S. Lowry and the relationship with his mother, who tries to dissuade him from pursuing his passion.
Tue Nov 10th Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (2017) starring Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson. A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Tue Dec 8th Downton Abbey (2019) starring Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith. The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Thu Jun 4th Zoom meeting - Lyn's garden 2016 - 2019
Walking A
Sat Jul 25th Alan and June to lead. Details to follow
Sat Aug 22nd Alan and June to lead. Details to follow
Sat Sep 26th To be advised
Sat Oct 24th Rowan and Valerie to lead. Details to follow
Walking B
Mon Jul 13th To be advised
Mon Aug 10th To be advised
Mon Sep 14th Oxford and college. Or on October 12. To be advised
Mon Oct 12th Oxford and college. Or on September 14. To be advised