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u3a is a self help learning organisation for people who have completed their career or finished raising a family. Now is the time to make the most of your life. u3a gives you the chance to develop your interests, make new friends and enjoy yourself.

If you are not a member of a u3a group click here to find your nearest u3a group.

On this website you be able to discover details about our study days, representatives meetings and any other relevant information about this network of u3a groups.

Full details of the events listed below will be posted on this website and circulated to u3a’s   The lead- in time will vary as we try to cope with Covid 19 restrictions and still bring you an entertaining and educational calendar. Meanwhile please make a note of the dates in your diary if you are interested in attending.

As our events are regularly attracting over 200 participants it is becoming onerous on the organisers to manage them, we are now using Ticket Source for our bookings.

If you do not wish to book on line you can still complete the application form and post it with a cheque to the organiser.

Important Notice when using Ticket Source.

It is easy to use Ticket Source for any of our events where the Ticket Source button is displayed.

Once you have booked you will immediately receive a confirmation email giving you the booking reference number. Please note this email is from Ticket Source (displayed as below) and will not display u3a in the address bar.

Two days before the event you will receive an email from Ticket Source giving you the Zoom link for the event. Once again this email is generated by Ticket Source and will not show u3a in the address bar. It will only show “Additional information notification” in the subject bar. Please look out for emails from Ticket Source.

If you do not see the email from Ticket Source in your “In box” check your “junk/spam” folder in your email manager, as sometimes it is put into these.

2021 Diary


Friday 9th April – Spring Quiz set by Avis.

Closing date for applications was Saturday 3rd April. No further applications will be accepted.

This event is free of charge

spring quiz flyer

The Zoom link has been sent out via Ticketsource. If you do not see it in your  inbox, please check your spam/junk folder as it may have been mis-routed there.

Wednesday 14th April – Migration of Birds

Closing date for applications Friday 9th April

This event is free of charge. Bryan Williams, our presenter, is a retired biologist and a member of Wokingham u3a where he now co-ordinates the Natural History Group and one of two Bird Watching Groups.

To download the flyer click on the link below

Migration of Birds

This event is now full. 

Thursday 15th April – 1685: How modern medicine could have changed history.

Closing date for applications 8th April.

A talk by Dr. Jeffrey Aronson

King Charles II fell ill on Sunday 1 February 1685. HIs illness progressed, despite, or perhaps because of, the efforts of his physicians, using contemporary methods of treatment, based on humoral theory. He died just before noon on Friday 6 February. Could modern medicine have changed the course of history?

The event is free of charge

To download the flyer click on the link below

1685 flyer

This event is now full. No further applications can be accepted.

Friday 16th April – Committee Meeting

Tuesday 20th April – Archaeological figures – myths and stories.

Cost £2.00 per device

Closing date for applications Tuesday 13th April

A talk by Dr. Gill Eyers, who will examine the stories behind two of the most important figures in our distant past.

To download the flyer click on the link below:

Archaeological figures

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below. This is by far the best and easiest option.

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Wednesday 28th April – SE Region Spring Gathering (postponed from May 2020)

Back to life – but not as we know it!

This event is free.

Closing date for applications Sunday 25th April.

Click on the link below for the programme.

Spring Gathering Programme

When booking you will be asked what Break-out room you would like to join.

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below. This is by far the best and easiest option.

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Friday 30th April – AGM

Friday 7th May – The Sweetest Thing: the history of sugar.

Ruth Nobbs has kindly agreed to come to us again. This talk covers many aspects of the history of sugar.

This event is free.

Closing date for applications Monday 3rd May

Click on the link below for the flyer:

The sweetest thing flyer

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below. This is by far the best and easiest option.

Book now

Friday 14th May – History of Gardening Part 1

Tuesday 18th May – Gershwin

Friday 21st May – History of Gardening Part 2

Wednesday 23rd June – Visit to RHS Wisley (postponed from June 2020) gov. guidelines permitting

Thursday 24th June – Coventry Cathedral

Wednesday 30th June – Repeat of The Thames and its Boats (postponed from June 2020)

Members who have booked and paid for events which have been postponed (because of Covid) will be contacted by the organiser as soon as a new date is confirmed and given first refusal for a new booking.   Those members who are unable to attend on the new date will be given a credit redeemable indefinitely as payment for any future TVN event(s).  We trust that members will understand that issuing refunds is very complicated, time consuming and  requires postal addresses and stamps.

If you would like to receive information directly from TVN with details of Study Days and Workshops, please email  events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk with your request to be put on the list.  You can, of course, use the same address to ‘unsubscribe’ at any time.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for more study days or bite size Zoom events, then please contact our Events Coordinator  events@u3atvnetwork.org.uk