Welcome to our website
The website of the Chinnor and District U3A. A place to find information about the 30+ groups which make up our U3A and to explore the fields of interest they pursue. Please scroll down the page to see the most recent happenings.
We are a constantly evolving U3A and new groups are always on the horizon.
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The Chairman's Piece
As a U3A we continue to grow with over fifty new members joining us in the previous year and another thirteen in November. We are not yet at the stage where we need to form a new U3A but the increased numbers are starting to raise one or two issues. One of these is that due to Health and Safety regulations we are limited to having no more than 150 people in the Village Hall at any ne time. In August we had 144. Members should be aware that our monthly meetings are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and as and when we reach 150 members, additional members will regretfully have to be turned away. One other problem associated with our monthly meeting is the car parking restrictions. If necessary, we will place a ‘Car park full’ sign before the drive up to the rear car park. This will help save the frustration of driving up to the car park only to find there are no available places. May we request that members help to avoid this problem by car sharing with neighbours and friends whenever possible.
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SUMMER VISITS 2019
BEECH HOUSE - Jordans, near Beaconsfield
It was a foggy morning when we left Chinnor to drive to Beech House in Jordans, near Beaconsfield for our April Visit. When we arrived the sun was shining, there was no sign of fog. The two acre garden was lovely, with a wild-flower meadow at the back, which had lots of fritillaries on one side and cowslips on the other. A ‘statement’ flower bed of bright orange tulips provided a focal point in the back garden, and there were plenty of spring flowers and flowering shrubs for seasonal interest. It was very tranquil, and a lovely start to our summer programme.
(photos courtesy of Molly Goodwin - aged 11, and Jessica Goodwin - aged 9)
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Chinnor and District U3A Outings, Events & Holidays 2019
Outings coordinated by Sheila and Peter with input from the new Steering Group.
Information Sheets available at Monthly Meetings approx. 3 months in advance.
OUTINGS LIST 2019 - Download PDF File
Runnymede, Thames River Cruise to Windsor and Guided Tour of Windsor Guildhall: Monday 29"‘ july 2019. Cost: £25 inc gratuities.
Our coach will take us to Runnymede, where we will have about an hour and a half, giving an opportunity to visit the Magna Carta Memorial and the John. F. Kennedy Memorial as well as having refreshments at the nearby café.
You may find time to visit “The Jurors” artwork marking the 800th Anniversary do the Magna Carta in 2015 or, a bit further along, the “Writ in Water” artwork. (No charge to see any of these sites)
We then take a very short coach journey to catch the boat which goes from the Salters Steamers base in the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. We enjoy a cruise on the River Thames for about one and a half hours. There will be tea/coffee, soft drinks and beer on the boat but you should bring your own picnic which you can eat aboard. In Windsor we walk at a leisurely pace up to the Guildhall, passing the Castle.
At the Guildhall we will have a guided tour of this Grade 1 Listed building.
We will leave Windsor at about 4.15pm.
Download the full details and booking form.
CONSTABLE COUNTRY AND SUFFOLK COAST
Monday, 24th to Thursday 27th June, 2019. 4 days.
The Mill Hotel, Sudbury.
This outing is now fully booked.
Sheila will organise a THEATRE Visit during the year.
OUTINGS WILL BE ADVERTISED ABOUT 3 MONTHS IN ADVANCE AT THE MONTHLY MEETING.
Other Holidays and Outings are organised separately by some of our Interest Groups.
To submit details of Holidays & Outings please contact the site webmaster via the Contact Form
The Aims and Objectives of the Computer Group is to encourage members of the U3A to become computer literate, so that they can communicate, especially with their grandchildren on equal terms, wherever they may be. To share knowledge with fellow members and to encourage all members to take an active part in the proceedings of the group.
Subjects covered include Word Processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint presentations, the Internet (the World Wide Web), E-mail, Desktop Publishing, Digital Photography, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware and FireWall protection.
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