Welcome to the Witney U3A Website
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, Latin, Spanish
• Games: Canasta, Chess, 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.
On 1st August we were privileged to have a fascinating and inspiring talk by Tom McInulty. He described his own experiences in Life after Sight including his work for the Macular Society and the invaluable support provided by his guide dogs Otis, Lloyd, Brunel (who won the “Outstanding Work” 2012 Guide Dog award) and, since December 2017, Toby who is his current dog.
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 General Meetings as a Guest, please come to one of our General 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.