We meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Southcourt Community Centre, Prebendal Avenue, Aylesbury HP21 8LF starting from 1300hrs.  Meetings begin with a brief welcome and introduction from the Chair including notices about upcoming events and activities, followed by the opportunity to talk to friends and make new acquaintances whilst partaking refreshments.  This also provides the opportunity for members to meet Group Leaders to find out more about their activities.  Members can also sign up for regular outings and holidays organised by the Travel Team.

The meetings continue with a presentation by invited speakers on a wide variety of topics.

Details of forthcoming meetings and speakers to be held at the community Centre are shown followed by the Thames Valley Network programme (when known).

20th June Martin Lloyd –  Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies
A dramatic account how a group of assassins bought about a change in the passport regulations, how the unmasking of a spy caused a modification in passport design and for one man the passport itself turned into a killer.

Friday 21st June at 2.30pm on Zoom – A new Summer Quiz

Participants will be randomly divided into teams.  This event is free of charge.  Closing date for applications is Wednesday19th June.

For all details and joining details, click on the words below.

 New Summer Quiz- click here

18th July – Robert Duncan Cartoonist

Robert Duncan specialises in cartoons for advertising. He understands the marketing world (as much as anyone else does) and has worked for almost everyone, including Abbey National, Kodak, American Express, Hotpoint, Sir Tim Rice and loads more.  He has produced over 2000 greeting card designs, including the world famous Not Particularly Orange range – cartoons that found their way on to everything from t-shirts to mugs, cufflinks to mini-cakes.

15th August – Jeff Roselaar – An Actor’s Life for Me

Amusing anecdotes from experiences on the stage and on film sets.

19th September – Colin White – Reducing environmental impact
A talk about one person’s actions to seek to lessen their ecological footprint on the planet.

17 October – Roger King – An Historical talk on the Aylesbury area.

Roger King was first elected to Aylesbury Vale District Council in 2015 serving the Mandeville & Elm Farm ward.  In 2021 Roger was elected to Aylesbury Town Council.

u3a Thames Valley Network Events

Wednesday 29th May at 10.30am on Zoom  – Avebury Stone Circle – new light on old stones

A talk by Dr Jane Sellwood, local archaeology enthusiast.  Avebury stone circle is the largest and one of the oldest in Britain, but still new discoveries tell us more about the circle, the landscape around it and the people who built it.

Cost of talk is £2 per device.  Closing date for applications is Sunday 26 May.  Click on the words below for more information and application.

Avebury Stone Circle – click here

Monday 10th June at 10.30am on Zoom – The Korean War

We are delighted to welcome once again Rear Admiral Dr Chris Parry who gave us such an illuminating talk on the Falklands War last November.

Dr Chris Parry will outline the geo-strategic background to the Korean War (1950-1953), the reasons for the British involvement and the scale of the British military contribution.  He will review the lessons from the war and the difficulties of operating as a junior partner in a US-led coalition.

He will also describe how the war was reported in Britain, the effects of the intervention on political attitudes and its influence on subsequent events.  In doing so he will show how echoes from the war persist right up to the present day and into the future.

The cost for the talk is £2 per device.  Closing date for applications is Friday 7th June.

For further information and to apply, please click on the words below.

The Korean War – click here