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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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CLAYDON HOUSE & GARDENS
The last of the Summer Programme on October 17th, was a visit to Claydon House and gardens, near Winslow in Bucks. The House is a National Trust property, but the garden is still owned by the Verney family.
There was an impressive display of dahlias outside the walled garden, and cyclamen, nerines, and rosehips gave pockets of colour to an otherwise autumnal garden.
The house was fascinating, with lots of carvings on the ceilings and around the niches in walls. There were plenty of original features and furnishings, and the Chinese room was most extraordinary, with a huge carved canopy over a divan.
There was also a museum, dedicated to Florence Nightingale, who was a frequent visitor to the house.
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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.
U3A outing to the British Motor Museum and Upton House and GardensDate: Wednesday 27"‘ March 2019. Cost: £25
On this trip we are proposing to visit the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire in the morning and then travel to National Trust property Upton House and Gardens, near Banbury in the afternoon.
Download the full details and booking form.
Booking is now open for the Holiday to Italy. Sorrento, Vesuvius, Pompeii and the Delights of the Amalfi Coast. 8 days. Departing 23rd April, 2019. Early application is important.
Please apply to Sheila Tunstall - Please click the contact form link below - for further information and booking form."
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.
The group who are helping us with these Outings are: Pat Samuel, Andrea Sommerhalder, Peter and Janet Lambert, Fliss Akehust and Thelma Jones.
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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