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.

Joint CHaTTR Meeting

A joint meeting with other local U3As is being held on Thursday 19th September 2.00 pm in the library, High Street, Long Crendon HP18 9AF.

The topic is Why does health run in the family?  

The speaker is Dr. Robert A. Beagrie, PhD, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital.

For more details contact Mike Price mmpri12@gmail.com

In this hour-long session he will explore the relationship between human health and inheritance. Why is it that so many health problems seem to be passed from parents to children, and what have we learned about how this all works from sequencing the human genome? Should I have my genome sequenced, and what could it tell me? He’ll also dive into the future, the exciting new technologies that might change healthcare forever and whether they can really live up to their promise.

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.acu3a.weebly.com
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

Brandenburg Choir Christmas Concert 3 Dec 2019 St James Church, Paddington See details

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

September 2019
Tue Sep 17th Study Day U3A Jazz Study Day 11.00 – 16.00 at

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London, NW1 7AY

October 2019
Mon Oct 7th Study Day U3A Explores Science at the Ri 13:45 – 16:45

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

November 2019
Thu Nov 7th Study Day The Pre-Raphaelites at the National Gallery at 11:00 – 15:45

The Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Mon Nov 11th Meeting S E Region Autumn Gathering
Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, Hants GU34 1HN
Topic ‘Interest Groups’.
Wed Nov 20th
→Thu Nov 21st
Study Day Beneath Your Feet – Hidden Depths of Roman London – £23.50

Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE

Mon Nov 25th Study Day The Architecture of London at the Royal Institute of British Architects 10:30 – 15:30

The Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

June 2020
Mon Jun 15th
→Thu Jun 18th
Summer School These will take place at the University of Chichester.

More details coming later

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