Local U3A Networks


CHaTTR is a loose grouping of local U3As – Chinnor, Haddenham, Thame and District, Greater Thame and Ridgeway. The Chairs of these U3As hold regular meetings to share best practice, and CHaTTR occasionally organises Study Days.

Some Interest Groups are ‘shared’ between these U3As:Computing run by Chinnor for members of all CHaTTR U3As
Digital Photography run by Greater Thame
Earth Matters run jointly by Haddenham and Greater Thame

Note that members of Haddenham U3A may also attend Interest Groups of any of the other U3As, as long as there are spaces. Members should approach the Leader of the Group in which they are interested.

Chinnor: www.chinnoru3a.org.uk
Thame and District: https://u3asites.org.uk/thame
Greater Thame: https://u3asites.org.uk/greater-thame
Ridgeway: https://u3asites.org.uk/ridgeway

Bucks Liaison Group

Haddenham U3A also belongs to the Bucks Liaison Group. This is also a loose grouping of local U3As – Aston Clinton, Aylesbury Vale, Mid Bucks (Aylesbury), Princes Risborough, Tring, Wendover and Weston Turville.

Members of Haddenham U3A may attend Interest Groups of any of these U3As, as long as there are spaces. Members should approach the Leader of the Group in which they are interested.

Aston Clinton: www.u3asites.org.uk/aston-clinton
Aylesbury Vale: www.avu3a.org.uk
Mid Bucks: www.u3a.co
Princes Risborough: www.risboroughu3a.org.uk
Tring: www.u3asites.org.uk/tring
Wendover: www.u3asites.org.uk/wendover
Weston Turville: www.wtu3a.org.uk

Thames Valley U3A Network (TVN)

The Thames Valley U3A Network is an umbrella organisation for 44 U3A groups in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

The Objects of Thames Valley U3A Network are to advance the education of members of U3As in the network.

It organises and runs study days, conferences, lectures, seminars, courses;

It participates in and assists in the development of neighbourhood and networked groupings of U3As.

Further information about the Thames Valley Network, its annual programme, events and publications can be found on its website at  www.u3atvnetwork.org.uk

Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 11th November at 2.30 p.m.



Professor Doran is an expert on the Tudor period, specialising in Elizabeth 1. She is a fellow of Jesus College and an Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association.

Cost to join the meeting is £5 per person payable by either cheque or bank transfer.

The link to the meeting will be sent out a week prior to the date.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 3rd  November


Application Form

Wednesdays 18th & 25th November – 10.30 – 12.30

Geology of the Thames Valley – and why we don’t have volcanoes

Dr Eyers studied geology achieving her doctorate in 1992. Since that time, she has lectured for several UK universities including Reading, Oxford and the Open University. Dr Eyers is a regular contributor to archaeological television programmes as well as BBC Radio Oxford, Berkshire and London and an author of many books and dozens of professional papers.

Thursday 3rd December – 10.30am

Christmas with your Ukulele

By popular request, we are delighted to welcome back George Bonner, of Faringdon U3A, to lead a second Zoom ukulele session. George is an established teacher of this instrument, being a regular leader of courses

on cruise ships, as well as teaching school children. His engaging and friendly personality, and proficiency with the instrument, made our initial event a great success. This will also be an opportunity to celebrate Christmas music together.

Ukulele flyer

Ukulele application form

Wednesday 16th December – 10.30am

Art versus Photography

This event consists of a lectures in two parts kindly presented to us by Keith Appleby. Keith taught Art and Design and Photography before managing a large Creative Arts Faculty and he taught Photography to degree level. He now sculpts three-dimensional work in wood and exhibits regularly with the Oxford Sculptors Group and Henley Arts and Crafts Guild. He is a u3a member so there is no charge for the day.

South East Region

The South East Region covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex. It is the largest U3A Region and includes approximately 180 U3As.

The SE Region Forum runs Summer Schools each year in Chichester.

If you sign up for a National newsletter you will be asked which region your U3A belongs to.

Forthcoming Events

Further details – www.u3asites.org.uk/south-east/events