• RHS - Special discounts for U3A groups

  • World U3A

    • The World U3A is a free Internet service - not a membership organisation - and our online projects are available to all U3A groups or kindred organisations worldwide. They have a monthly newsletter which can be read on line and be subscribed to. Click here to read.
  • Website

    • Members Area with access to U3A information and contacts + lots more now available.

  • Travel group is still looking for a new coordinator.

    • Travel - If you would like to take it on or would like more information please use the CONTACT FORM to get in touch
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  • Third Age Trust

  • Volunteers wanted!!

Volunteers are required for the monthly meetings at the Village Hall to set up and put away the chairs before the meeting starts and after it has finished, to welcome members as they arrive at the start of the meeting and to serve tea and coffee when the speaker has finished the talk.  Please contact Peter Brook if you are prepared to help.

  • U3A on-line courses

Don’t forget that the Third Age Trust run online courses (some tutored and some non-tutored).  These courses are for everyone but are particularly aimed at members who are unable to get out to group meetings but who would like to learn something new.  
For more information just click on and choose the “Online Courses” option on the left hand side of the screen or go to


  • Our quarterly newsletter “Contact” is available on-line as a pdf file.  Just click here to view the latest version and then click on the picture.
  • If you would like to send an article to the editor for the next issue please contact us via the Contact Form and we'll email you.


  • Chinnor & District U3A belong to a local network of U3As:

    Thame & District
    Greater Thame

These are collectively known as CHaTTR.  For information on what is going on in this group click here.

Group News

  • From the Computer Group, some helpful information

    Using BCC in e-mails.pdf

    Click on the link to see how you can prevent e-mail addresses being sent around the world.

    Problems with emails

    Click the link to download a helpful document about resolving email issues.

 Useful Information

  • Mobile phones

ICE (In Case of Emergency)
If you own a mobile telephone it is a good idea to record a telephone number that can be used if anyone needs to contact someone on your behalf in an emergency.  It is a generally accepted practice to record this number in your “names” list as ICE.  If you want to add several numbers just use ICE1, ICE2 etc. If your phone locks so that the address book is not available then you can place 'Personal Information' on the lock screen so an ICE number placed there is the first thing a first responder will see when the phone is accessed.

Another useful tip is to find and record a mobile phone's IMEI number. If known, it would help in recovering the phone should it be lost or stolen. A phone provider can use this number to track and locate the phone and disable it even if a thief gains access to it. The IMEI is embedded in the phone and cannot be changed. To find the number, dial * # 0 6 #, this will display the IMEI and the phone's serial number.

With most phone's, you can capture the screen using a key combination. For Android based phones, press and hold the HOME button and the POWER button at the same time, the phone should click like taking a photo and the screen will be captured in a SCREENSHOTS folder of the phone's photos store. iPhones and Nokia phones have a similar key combination.

In an emergency

The Emergency Number in Europe for Mobile is 112. The system does not include North and South America, Asia, or Africa. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, dial 112 and the mobile will connect your call to the local emergency services number.

General Information

  • Equipment

Computer/Projector/Laptop/Combined DVD/VHS Player
Any group wishing to borrow the Multi Media Projector/Laptop/Combined DVD/VHS Player should contact Bryan Roebuck.

Please give as much notice as is practical.


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