Winchcombe Area

Events: Dates for your Diary

The list below includes several categories: Meetings, Outings, Study Days and Social Events.

Monthly Meetings
Our monthly meetings, at which we usually have a guest speaker, take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. From August we are planning to resume these at Abbey Fields Community Centre with the option to tune in via Zoom for those who would prefer. A catch up is available via our YouTube channel so please ask for the link if you would like to view.

Outings Contact Di using the mail link on this page or tel.07340247255.

Study days
These are usually organised by either the U3A Cotswold Link or National Office

Online Learning Events
National Office offer a number of workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members, which are free to join by following the link.

Dates for your Diary
May 2022
Sat May 21stSocial40th Anniversary Event
The U3A movement in England turns 40 years old in 2022 and Winchcombe will be marking this milestone with an evening of celebration at Toddington Village Hall
Doors open at 6:30 – and we will begin with a welcome drink and supper.
We have two live bands to entertain us through the evening - local stars! The Apple Mashers and The Yee-Haa band.
Cost £7.50 and you can bring your own bottles for the evening.
Mon May 23rdOutingHampton Court Castle and Gardens in Herefordshire on 23rd May and the cost will be £23 p.p. This will include a guided tour of the castle.

Lovely gardens, river walks , a maze and an Orangery cafe. Please see their website for more details.

We will depart at 0930hrs and return at 1700hrs approx.

If you wish to book please send a cheque made to Winchcombe Area U3a and deliver or post to Di Smith at

5, The Halt Close, Becketts Lane, Greet, GL54 5RN.
June 2022
Tue Jun 14thMeetingSpeaker: Carrie Horwood, a Stone Carver in gloucestershire
Mon Jun 20thOutingNational Trust Upton House and Gardens near Banbury
A Stately Home with 1930's displays. Gardens, terraces, walking trails, bookstore and cafe. Private collection of art works.

COST £10 to National Trust members or £23 to non members. Journey time 1 hour approx.
July 2022
Wed Jul 6thWorkshop

Cotswold Link Special Interest Day at The Pavilion, Cheltenham

Four talks on the theme Mitigating Climate Change & Environmental Impacts

This Special Interest Day is open to members of all the u3as affiliated to the Cotswold Link network. The wide range of topics connected to climate change will include what we can do as individuals.

  • Tackling Climate – What Role can we play?

Dr Richard Swannell

  • Climatic Effects on Trees & the Effects of Trees on Climate

Jeremy Evans and Jane Craven

  • Nuclear in a Net Zero World

Vicki Dingwall

  • Improving Energy Efficiency in the Home

Paul Sheridan
See attached for more details and a Special Interest Day booking form

Mon Jul 11thOutingKenilworth Castle and Gardens. Built in 1570's and transformed into private use in 1640. Now you can visit the Tower, walk in the footsteps of Elizabeth I in gardens, see an exhibition in the stables, The Norman Keep, stop in the Stables Tearoom

PLUS visit The Armstrong Siddeley motor Exhibition.

The trip will include a talk/tour " Love Story in Ruins" about Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley.

Cost is £26 for the bus, the tour and entry.
December 2022
Tue Dec 13thMeetingSpeaker: Chris Park talking about mead including an opportunity to sample !