Welcome to the website of Faringdon & District U3A. We hope that you will find much to interest you, whether you are already a member or merely browsing.
Faringdon U3A has been in existence for 12 years and currently has almost 500 members. We think we offer something for all who are eligible to join us – anyone who is not in full time employment. We have a total of 50 interest groups, ranging from Astronomy to Art History, Bridge to Spanish and Family History to Opera. We also have monthly meetings in the Corn Exchange, Faringdon which offer the opportunity to hear fascinating talks as well as the chance to mix with other members.
Our Newsletter is published every two months and contains up to date news of the activities of the Committee and Interest Groups as well as details of forthcoming monthly talks. Much of this information can also be found on this site.
We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust, our parent body, but have our own constitution . In addition we have over recent years enjoyed our association with the Thames Valley Network of U3As. Information on forthcoming activities received from TVN can also be found here.
This is a new and developing website and our hope is that members and, in particular, Group Leaders will become used to providing us with material to improve and enhance the information provided.
Late News, Messages and Newsletter Amendments
Ramblers - please read the message re. food orders for the April Walk here
COME TO THE AGM, AND FOLLOWING THAT ENJOY TEA, CAKES, AND A FUN QUIZ. ALSO A SMALL PRIZE! Thursaday 10th April, 2:30pm in the Corn Exchange
Liaison with Carterton U3A: In a new project we are co-operating with Carterton U3A (and possibly Witney U3A) in a scheme that will, if numbers allow, permit our members to attend Carterton groups and Carterton members to attend Faringdon groups. Further information is available here
Summer Schools/Newsletter: Updated version now has details of how to apply – missing from your paper copy.
Theatregoers: Spring programme available here. Early booking is required for some trips.
Mah Jong – Details of a public session at Faringdon Library can be found here
FOLK DANCING – an Appeal! We thoroughly enjoy our monthly get-togethers, when we exercise bodies and minds, desperately trying to remember which is left and which is right. There are, though, only eight of us who attend regularly which means we don’t get a chance to “sit out” and recover. We would love it if a few more members would join us. Why not give it a try and us a rest? Our next meeting is Thursday 5th December.
TRIPS : NATIONAL TRUST GROUP visit to Devon – click here for a report and photographs
September visit to Derbyshire – report and photos