Welcome to the website of Faringdon & District U3A. We hope that you will find much to interest you, whether you are already a member or merely browsing.

Faringdon U3A has been in existence since 2002 and currently has about 450 members. We think we offer something for all who are eligible to join us – anyone who is not in full time employment. We have a total of 50 interest groups, ranging from Astronomy to Art History, Bridge to Spanish and Family History to Opera. We also have monthly meetings in the Corn Exchange, Faringdon which offer the opportunity to hear fascinating talks as well as the chance to mix with other members. Our Newsletter is published every three months and contains up to date news of the activities of the Committee and Interest Groups as well as details of forthcoming monthly talks. Much of this information can also be found on this site. We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust, our parent body, but have our own constitution . Information about National activities that may be of interest to members, such as Summer Schools, Shared Learning Projects and other joint activities can be found here. In addition we have over recent years enjoyed our association with the Thames Valley Network of U3As. Information on forthcoming activities received from TVN can also be found here. This is a new and developing website and our hope is that members and, in particular, Group Leaders will become used to providing us with material to improve and enhance the information provided.

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Late News, Messages and Newsletter Amendments

Date changed Webpage Details
16th March Wine Appreciation Details of our next meeting
15th March See below Chairman’s Annual Report &  the Minutes of the 2017 AGM
4th March Theatregoers New item added to programme
28th February Diary Diary of events for March posted
27th February Newsletter Spring 2018 Newsletter posted
21st February Astronomy March Sky Newsletter
25th January Ramblers Schedule of walks for this year
17th January See below New Committee members needed

AGM Documents

Please see the Chairman’s Annual Report and the Minutes of the 2017 AGM – Annual Reports and AGM Minutes

This year’s AGM is on April 12th.


It’s that time of year again! Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 12th April (before our normal monthly meeting) when one agenda item will be ‘Election of Committee members’.  Two members of the current Committee are standing down, so we need a couple of new recruits.

Being a Committee member is not onerous and our current Committee members enjoy their roles. We have a Committee meeting every couple of months (usually in the morning prior to an afternoon General Meeting) when we deal with matters concerning the running of our U3A. Each Committee member has an area of responsibility but, when it comes to things like our monthly meetings or special events such as the Summer Lunch, as many of us as possible pitch in to help.

No qualifications are required to become a member of the Committee. What’s most important is that you are enthusiastic and willing to get ‘stuck in’.

You’ll need to be proposed and seconded by two members—the proposal form is very simple to complete and can be obtained from our Secretary, Simon Coe.

I hope you will give thought to this request — it might be just up your street!

Peter Smith

The next monthly meeting & AGM will be on Thursday 12th April 2018.

Please see details of all monthly meetings here.