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
November 2018
Tue Nov 20thWar StudiesTopic: The 30 Years War
Mon Nov 26thOutingChristmas Lunch on Broadway at 4 Star Hallmark Hotel London Chigwell Prince Regent.
The cost, Christmas Lunch and Show £29.50, plus coach at £11.00 pp.
Coach will leave Stag Meadow at TBA am and return at approximately TBA pm
More details in April Newsletter; you need to register interest and submit £5 deposit to Marie G.
Booking form available on Newsletters page.
UPDATE early August; a few places remain available.
Mon Nov 26thLocal HistoryThe History of Natural History at Eton College - George Fussey, the Curator of Eton College Natural History Museum
The group meets at the Methodist Church Hall, Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HH.
Talks begin at 2.30 pm
No need to book. Entry £3.00
Tue Nov 27thTea and JazzA special LIVE performance with "Swing 42 Jazz Trio"
Tickets are £10 to cover the costs and will include a Christmas afternoon tea.
Tickets available from Eunice or Gill; their contact details are in the November 2018 Newsletter.

PS There's no Tea & Jazz meeting in December
December 2018
Wed Dec 12thMeetingCHRISTMAS PARTY in place of MONTHLY MEETING
2 pm, Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Cost will be £7.00 to include food and a drink and raffle.
Tickets will be on sale at the October and November meetings.
Mon Dec 31stLocal HistoryNo meeting!
January 2019
Wed Jan 9thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING
2 pm, Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Speaker: Martin Harris on Great Ormond Street

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 28thLocal HistoryDuke of Edinburgh Award Scheme by Elizabeth Pate, Operations Officer
February 2019
Wed Feb 13thMeetingMONTHLY MEETING
2 pm, Gardeners Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, SL4 3DR
Speaker: Imogen Corrigan on Bayeux Tapestry

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
March 2019
Mon Mar 4thExplore London 2Visit to Chelsea Hospital
June 2019
Sat Jun 1st
→Thu Jun 6th
HolidayPicardy - Roses & Chateaux Coach Holiday
£899 Half Board, Local Pick Ups.
For more details; please see colour Flyer and Booking Form on Newsletters 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