Woodstock

Woodstock and District U3A

Welcome to Woodstock and District U3A.

Our U3A was started in 2006 and now has over one hundred members. We are all either retired or semi-retired and live in Woodstock or the surrounding villages. We come from all walks of life and join together to learn, share our interests and enjoy each other's company.

Speaker Meetings: are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Woodstock Community Hall. Speakers cover a wide range of topics including current affairs, travel, history and hobbies. Find out more by coming as a visitor to two meetings ( you pay just £2 for each meeting) or by clicking on the Events link at the top of this page. Please note that we do not have an 'office' at the school, please use the Contact link above to get in touch.

Special Interest Groups: members give their time and skills to encourage others to learn. Our current SIGs include books, bridge, living history, literature, painting, playreading, poetry, madrigals, recorders, science, scrabble, walking and ambling. Where possible, we meet in each other's homes. Find out more by looking on the Groups page.

Newsletter: we publish two newsletters a year to update members on our U3A events, our Special Interest Groups, and current events and information in the Woodstock area.

Membership: annual membership from April - March costs £20 (£10 if you join from October onwards). This includes all Speaker Meetings, Special Interest Groups, our own newsletters and the national U3A newsletter which is published quarterly. If you would like to know more, contact the Membership Secretary or download a membership application form. You can find contact details on our Contact page.

Thames Valley Network of U3As: our members have access to the training days and events organised by this extensive group of U3As. Click on Thames Valley Network to find out more.

U3A Summer Schools: The U3A Summer Schools are held annually in July and August at Harper Adams College and the Royal Agricultural College respectively.

Online courses: U3A offer members a range of online courses, tutored or untutored, from both UK and Australia.

What is the U3A? This international movement, named The University of the Third Age, came to Britain in 1981. There are now over 801 U3As in UK and more than 270,000 members. The U3A is dedicated to lifelong learning but no qualifications are needed and there are no exams. It is managed nationally by the Third Age Trust.