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Welcome to our 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.

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 14th May – History of Gardening Part 1

Dr David Marsh, our speaker for this 4-lecture course.

The first lecture looks at when and how the interest in gardening began, and the second explores where the plants in our gardens came from originally. There will be a chance to ask questions following the session.

The cost for this talk is £1.00 per device.

Closing date for applications Monday 10th May

History of Gardening 1 flyer

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

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Tuesday 18th May – George Gerswhin and his Music 

We are very pleased to have CLIVE ARONSON back, this time to talk to us about George Gershwin, a composer and musician who died too young and too early.

The cost is £2.00 per device

Closing date for applications Thursday 11th May

George Gershwin Flyer

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 21st May – History of Gardening Part 2

The third lecture looks at the growth of interest amongst the 19th century middle class and how technology changed the face of our gardens, whilst the fourth, and final, lecture considers how the mass media has changed gardening in the 20th century. There will be a chance to ask questions following the session.

The cost for this talk is £1.00 per device

Closing date for applications is Monday 17th May

History of Gardening 2 flyer

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

 

 

 


Friday 28th May – Maytime Quiz, a new quiz. Your Quizmaster is Avis Furness. Participants will be randomly divided into teams.

This event is free

Closing date for applications Monday 24th May.

Click on the link below for the flyer:

May quiz flyer

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 4th June – The British Prime Minister

Our presenter is Mark Lovett who entertained us so well with his popular talk on “America Elects a President” in February. On this occasion the topic is timely as 2021 marks the 300th Anniversary of the first Prime Minister taking office – Robert Walpole. Boris Johnson is the 55th PM.

This event is free

Please click on the link below for the flyer

Prime Ministers

Closing date for applications Monday 31st May

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 16th June – Fighting Franco, Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War


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


Thursday 24th June – Coventry Cathedral


Tuesday 29th June – Black Holes and the Transient Universe


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


Friday 30th July – Reps meeting


Friday 22nd October – Reps meeting


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