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.
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
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
Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 10.15 to 12.45 on Zoom
Inspiring Photography event
Our study morning aims to inspire you to improve the composition of your photographs. Whether you are using the camera on your phone or a top of the range Digital Single Lens Reflex, the talks will focus on recognising the best photos to take and how to capture them. With Carmen Norman and Paul Wilkinson.
Cost £3. Closing date: 11th January 2021
Monday, 25th January & Tuesday, 26th January 10.30am to 12.30pm on Zoom
This event proved so popular in September that we are repeating it.
The aim of these presentations is to inform members how to “read” buildings, how to understand what they are seeing and what it symbolises; also to provide a brief history of architectural progress from 18th century to modern times. It is hoped this will enrich your future travels at home and abroad.
Cost £5. Closing date: Monday 18th January 2021
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.
Further details – www.u3asites.org.uk/south-east/events