Providing a service to Thames Valley U3A's

Welcome to the U3A Thames Valley Network website.


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.

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.

2020 / 21 Diary

Thursday 19th & Friday 25th September – Understanding Architecture – This study day will now be held using Zoom over 2 morning sessions – if you had booked for either of the original events you will be contacted by the organiser) 

Thursday 1st October – Beginners Ukulele day using Zoom

Thursday 15th October – Cyber Crime Study Day – using Zoom

Friday 16th October – TVN Committee Meeting using Zoom

Friday 30th October – TVN Representatives meeting using Zoom

Wednesday 11th November – The Portraits of Elizabeth I – lecture by Dr  Sue Doran using Zoom

TBC  Thursday 19th & Friday 20th November – Understanding Architecture. Study Day 2.this event will take place only if the September event is over-booked.

TBA – Geology of the Thames Valley (postponed from May 2020)

Wednesday 17th March 2021 – The Thames and its Boats (postponed from March 2020)

May 2021 – SE Region Spring Gathering (postponed from May 2020)

Wednesday,23rd June 2021 – Visit to RHS Wisley (postponed from June 2020) gov. guidelines permitting

Wednesday 30th June 2021 – Repeat of The Thames and its Boats (postponed from June 2020)

If you would like to receive information directly from TVN with details of Study Days and Workshops, please email 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