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.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

TVN Ukulele Day – 1st October

Those who attended the TVN Ukulele Day last October will remember what a wonderful event it was – full of music, and fun, and the sheer joy of playing and singing.

Well, we are organising another Ukulele event, via ZOOM, and this one is for:

  • Those who own a ukulele but do not yet know how to play
  • People who are keen to start, but have not chosen an instrument yet
  • Experienced ukulele players who wish to set up a U3A group

The event will be led by George Bonner, from Faringdon U3A, who is an experienced ukulele teacher.   It will take place on Thursday, October 1st, at 1030 a.m., and it is FREE!!

Please see the attached flyer and application form for the programme, and further details.


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

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