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
December 2019
Wed Dec 11thMeetingChristmas Party in lieu of MONTHLY MEETING
14:00, Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR

This is a ticket only event, £7.00
Fri Dec 27thWindsor Area WalksMeet at 10:30 at the car park by Eton Wick Village Hall, SL4 6LT.
We will walk into Windsor and back through Eton(41/2 miles) and have a coffee stop halfway.
Please contact convenor (Pauline) for full details note the later meeting time
Mon Dec 30thLocal HistoryNO MEETING of Local History Group
Happy almost New Year!
January 2020
Wed Jan 8thMeeting14:00, Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Speaker: Colin Brown on R.N.L.I.Lifeboats

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
Mon Jan 27thLocal HistoryEton before the College - David Lewis
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
February 2020
Wed Feb 12thMeeting14:00, Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Speaker: Tom Way on Wildlife from around the World

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
Mon Feb 24thLocal HistoryWindsor in Watercolour - A Walk Through History - Jeff Sanderson
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
March 2020
Wed Mar 11thMeeting14:00, Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Speaker: Marcia Watson on Great Ormond Street Hospital

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
Mon Mar 30thLocal HistoryRoyal Holloway College - Sheila Binns
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
April 2020
Mon Apr 27thLocal HistoryCliveden and the Astors - David Pullinger
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
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