Winchcombe Area

Latest News


Copies of our latest Newsletter and a link to the National Newsletter can be found following the link from this page

Social Media

As well as our regular newsletters we are now posting regular updates and news from our groups via Facebook and Twitter. You can follow us @winchcombeu3a

A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived is a new series of podcasts, which features extraordinary stories and experiences of third agers (all the interviewees are over 70), some of which are being told for the first time. Curated by national journalist Constance Knox, the first series will comprise five episodes. It has the support of the U3A, and three of the interviewees are current U3A members.
The series will feature a 1952 Olympic medal winner, a couple who both served time on Death Row following wrongful convictions, a survivor of the Nazi regime, and other fascinating tales that deserve to be widely heard.
The first podcast has just become available, and you can hear it simply by clicking on the link and selecting Podcast from the menu.

News from our local Winchcombe Museum

One of our members, Michael Dufton, is a trustee of our museum in Winchcombe. There is an urgent appeal going on for autumn 2019. More from Michael:

"We have raised £120K towards the cost of Phase 1, but we need to raise more before the 9th September, in order to start work and spend the EU-related grant before 31 December 2019.

SO as promised, here is the appeal letter, which spells out what we are trying to do and how to donate. IN fact the document has live links, to enable anyone to for example donate via the Virgin link, or to visit the website which tells you more."

News from other U3As

Below, you will find links to our National Office, Cotswold Link U3A and other local U3As

U3A National Office

You will find more background and resources on their web site, together with all the latest National Newsletter.

As a member, you will need to register to have access to more of the site. To join you will need your own e mail and to create your own password. Remember that our name is Winchcombe Area and our area is South West.

The Cotswold Link

Our local area has a very useful grouping of local U3A membership organisations. On this website, you can click through to the meetings' schedule and the constitution on the sub-section button.

Bishop\'s Cleeve U3A

Cheltenham U3A

North Cotswolds U3A