Windsor & District

Events

All members and prospective members are welcome to attend our regular Monthly Meetings.

These meetings are held at 2.00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at The Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Rd, Windsor, SL4 3DR

Talks at recent Monthly Meetings have covered a wide range of interesting subjects including: The life of a 'Town Crier'; George Bernard Shaw; From Pageant to Pop - the history of music in London; Jane Austin; The Curious disappearance of Major Glen Miller; The Venetian Connection; Its not what you say - how Body Language speaks louder than words; and many other topics.

Here are a some of the other events that are open to all U3A Members:

  • Ballroom and Latin Dancing, for beginners, improvers and anyone who would like some gentle exercise. It takes place EVERY FRIDAY at 2 p.m. in Gardeners’ Hall. There is a £3 entrance fee. Please wear smooth soled shoes. Everyone welcome - see Ballroom and Latin Dancing Group page.
  • Lunch Club, usually about 2 hours on the 1st Thursday starting at 12.30. Booking required - see Lunch Club page.
  • MOTO = Members On Their Own, meetings by arrangement, lunches, trips to places, matinees, talks etc - see MOTO page.
  • Opera, on 4th Friday at 2pm, screening of filmed opera performances in Beaconsfield hosted by South Bucks U3A - see Opera group page.

Dates for your Diary
June 2019
Mon Jun 24thLocal HistorySwan Lifeline - Kay Webb
The group meets at the Methodist Church Hall, Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HH.
Talks begin at 14:30
No need to book. Entry £3.00
July 2019
Wed Jul 3rdOutingVisit to St. Albans/Hitchin Lavender Fields, Hertfordshire - by coach, organised by Maidenhead U3A.

Departing Braywick Sports Centre at 09:15, returning about 18:15.

More details in the Lavender Fields Flyer & Booking form (members only).
If you need the username and password to view this, please use 'Website: Dave' link on Contact Us page
Tue Jul 9thOutingVisit to Arundel area by coach.

See: Arundel Castle and Gardens, Arundel Museum or The Arundel Wetland Centre (WWT).

Fully booked: Waiting List only (in case anyone has to drop out at last minute).

More details in the Arundel and Amberley Flyer (members only).
If you need the username and password to view this, please use 'Website: Dave' link on Contact Us page
Tue Jul 9thBoys ToysVisit to Amberley Heritage Centre by coach.

Fully booked: Waiting List only (in case anyone has to drop out at last minute).

More details in the Arundel and Amberley Flyer (members only).
If you need the username and password to view this, please use 'Website: Dave' link on Contact Us page
Wed Jul 10thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING
14:00 at Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Speaker: Kamran Irani Capt. of Blood Bikers on Emergency Rider Volunteers.

A Hearing Loop system is now available in one area of seating, please ask at the arrival desk (or any committee member) for guidance on the day.
All current and prospective members welcome
Tue Jul 23rdOtherCharity Garden Party at the usual riverside location from 14:00 to 16:00.

Please bring your own picnic, a drink will be provided.

There are three themed competitions, with the theme of "3" to enter
1 Photography
2 Flower Arranging
3 Creative Writing

The closing date is 16:00 on 10 July, which is the July Monthly meeting, where hard copy photographic/creative writing entries can be given to the chairman.
E-mail submission, or to make a space reservation for a flower arrangement to be brought on the 23rd, is also possible.

Please see the 2019 Charity Garden Party Flyer for the exact location and full entry details for all competitions.
If you need the username and password to view this, please use 'Website: Dave' link on Contact Us page

Winners will be announced at the Garden Party.

Good luck to all entrants and we hope to see you there.
Mon Jul 29thLocal HistoryWindsor's Unprotected Heritage - Alison Logan
The group meets at the Methodist Church Hall, Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HH.
Talks begin at 14:30
No need to book. Entry £3.00
August 2019
Wed Aug 14thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING
14:00 at Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Speaker: Anne Roberts on Ancient Egypt.

A Hearing Loop system is now available in one area of seating, please ask at the arrival desk (or any committee member) for guidance on the day.
All current and prospective members welcome
September 2019
Mon Sep 9thOutingVisit Leeds Castle, Kent

More details in the Leeds Castle Flyer & Booking Form (members only)
If you need the username and password to view this, please use 'Website: Dave' link on Contact Us page
November 2019
Fri Nov 29thOutingWinchester Cathedral Christmas Market.

Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe because of its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Our visit will include a Cathedral Highlights Tour.

Please see the Winchester Christmas Market Flyer & Booking form for more details. (members only)
If you need the username and password to view this, please use 'Website: Dave' link on Contact Us page
June 2020
Mon Jun 15th
→Mon Jun 22nd
HolidayOberammergau 2020 and the Alpine Quartet
A Windsor U3A Holiday, ‘The Four Passions: The Play, The Chocolate, The Cheese, The Wine’
THE OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY
The world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play is traditionally performed every 10 years. Its history
dates back to 1633, when plague swept Bavaria and many lives were lost. The elders of the village
vowed that if the village was purged of plague, they would perform the ‘Play of the Suffering, Death
and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ’ every 10 years.
By air from Heathrow to Munich and return
Early booking is essential
(We have managed to reserve 30 seats for Windsor U3A members, at the performance on 16th June 2020)
Please see October 2017 Newsletter for provisional itinerary