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

Thursday 24th June at 10.30am on Zoom

Coventry Cathedral – Icon and Inspiration

The extraordinary story of the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral as a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern. We will discover the work of many of the world-class artists associated with its numerous treasures including Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and more. Alexandra Epps is an Accredited Lecturer for The Arts Society and Guide and Lecturer at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Guildhall Art Gallery. She is a qualified Guide to the City of London offering walks and talks about many aspects of the arts and member of the City of London Guide Lecturers Association.

Cost £2                 Booking via Ticketsource       Closing date 21st June


Tuesday 29th June at 10.30 on Zoom

Black Holes and Transient Universe

Prof Phil Charles will touch on matters such as black holes, white dwarfs, X-ray binaries in our Galaxy, high energy gamma rays and other mysteries of the Universe.

Cost £1                 Booking via Ticketsource       Closing date 23rd June


Monday 12th July at 2.30pm on Zoom

Art as Therapy

Lizzy Rowe is an art historian who studied at the Courtauld Institute in London before joining English Heritage as a guidebook editor. She currently lives in Oxford where she teaches Art History, as well as giving guided tours and talks.

She is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker on a wide variety of related subjects. On her topic of ‘Art as Therapy’ she will share with us her delight in a range of images, all of life. The talk is lavishly illustrated. Some of the pictures will be familiar, which cause pleasure and may lift us above the more mundane aspects of others will widen our horizons. Lizzy will be happy to answer questions at the end of the talk.

Cost £1                 Booking via Ticketsource       Closing date 8th July


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