See the foot of this page (or click the following link)for the first u3a Radio Podcast with updates, ideas on running on-line interest groups and interviews with local u3a's including contributions from our Chairman as one of the interviewers



Whilst face to face contact is limited the u3a have created TRUST u3a, an on-line community to give you the opportunity to join this friendly and stimulating movement and to make the most of the opportunities on offer fo members. For details of how to become a member – with new projects to undertake, ideas and skills to share, and learning groups to join and develop please visit the Trust U3A website.

Paid up members of Witney u3a may also join for a small additional fee.



Please see our Coronavirus page for links to sources of advice and information on learning opportunities and ways of maintaining interest whilst at home. Also Advice for Group Leaders


Welcome to the Witney u3a Website

Witney Buttercross and Town Hall We are a friendly, self help organisation for retired and semi-retired people living in the Witney area of Oxfordshire. Our aim is to provide continued learning , and the opportunity to make new friends, in a sociable environment through a wide range of interest groups run by our members, fortnightly meetings with visiting speakers and outings to places and events of interest.


We currently have over 60 Special interest groups covering areas such as:

Literature: Book Discussion
Music: Classical, Jazz
Languages: French, German, Italian,Spanish
Games: Canasta, Scrabble
Recreation: Croquet, Dance, Gardening, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, Walking
Arts:Needlework, Photography, Play Reading, Poetry
History: Art, Local History, Family History, First World War
and many others including: Archeology, Railways, Science and Technology, Wine Appreciation


We organise several outings a year to places such as Gardens, Stately Homes, Museums and Theatre Visits


We have two meetings a month open to all members where we have an outside speaker on a topic of general interest, as well as an update on Witney U3A activities. The talks, held in the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Witney cover a wide range of subjects and are very well attended by our members.


Members have access to a wide range of resources from the U3A Thames Valley Network and the National U3A Website including Talks, Study Days, Outings, Concerts and material to support the work of our Groups


If you wish to join our organisation, or to attend up to two of our Speaker Meetings as a Guest for a payment of £2 per visit, please come to one of our Meetings on the first or third Thursday afternoon of the month at the Methodist Church Hall, 40 High Street, Witney, OX28 6HG. Meetings start at 2.00pm so please arrive prior to this time and visit the New Members table in the rear hall. The annual cost of membership is £20. You can download the Membership Application Form which you can bring to the hall with your subscription.

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