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
We held our AGM on 20th July and there were ninety-eight members present to see the new Committee voted in.
The AGM also gave us a chance to express our thanks to all those people who give so much of their time to this wonderful organisation: to the Group Co-ordinators and all who help within their groups; and thanks, too, to all who help at Monthly Meetings. Some do a lot every time, others help out now and again. You all help to make these meetings successful and enjoyable.
We also enjoyed a talk by Ann Hine from the Gardening Group, who showed us a Power Point presentation of gardens visited over the past few years. Altogether it was an enjoyable afternoon. A special welcome to all of our newer members who joined in November 2016 or May this year. Here’s hoping you are beginning to settle in – joining Groups and making friends too.
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The Manor House Gardens, Bledlow - Wednesday 19th September 2018
The house was build in the mid 17th Century, but the garden did not come into it's current form until the late Lord Carrington and his wife took over the property in 1946. With the help of a young, up and coming landscape architect, Robert Adams, they planned and designed the garden and over the years, have developed it into the masterpiece we see today.
48 Garden Group members visited the garden, and were welcomed by Mark Thompson, one of the three gardeners who currently keep everything in good order.
We were free to wander at our leisure and numerous people were seen to be filling their pockets with "conkers", freshly fallen from the Horse Chestnut trees, of which there were many around the garden. We are all children at heart.
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Chinnor and District U3A Outings, Events & Holidays 2018
Outings coordinated by Sheila and Peter with input from the new Steering Group.
Information Sheets available at Monthly Meetings approx. 3 months in advance.
SEPTEMBER: 7th - 14th Riviera Travel Cruise on DANUBE. Sheila and Peter H.
FULL, No more space available
SEPTEMBER: 15th Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance, Wycombe Swan. Sheila.
SEPTEMBER: 27th CAMBRIDGE and Punting on the River Cam. £30.50 each. Peter H. INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM
OCTOBER: 31st LEICESTER to include tomb of Richard 3rd (and another attraction) Thelma J. INFORMATION AND BOOKING FORM
DECEMBER: 7th CHRISTMAS LUNCH Oxfordshire Golf Club. Sheila. Download the MENU then the INFORMATION 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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