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 Folly, courtesy of Anthony Burdall

Faringdon U3A has been in existence since 2002 and currently has about 550 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 approx 45 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 changedWebpageDetails
31st January Astronomy February Sky posted 
31st JanuaryDiaryDiary of events for February posted
27th JanuaryRamblersSchedule of Walks updated
3rd January 2020AstronomyJanuary Sky posted
2nd January 2020TheatreNew Theatre trip
29th DecemberDiaryDiary of Events for January posted
29th NovemberSee belowPlease renew your membership for 2020
25th NovemberNewsletterWinter Newsletter posted
14th November Thames Valley Network You can sign-up receive information directly from TVN with details of Study Days and Workshops 
6th NovemberStrollersSchedule of Walks updated
23rd OctoberMonthly MeetingsFurther Monthly Meetings for next year have now been arranged  
11th OctoberDress MakingThe ‘Seams Like Fun’ group is now called the ‘Dress Making’ group
5th OctoberAshmoleanProgramme for the remainder of this year and for next year has now been arranged

Membership renewal – 2020 renewals have started, and the subscription process will be the same as last year.

For our U3A insurance purposes, your renewal and payment must be received before the end of January 2020, or your U3A membership will lapse and you will not be eligible to attend General Meetings or to participate in any Interest Groups.

We hope that those who do internet banking will choose to use our online facility which is now available. Fill in the online renewal form on the ‘Contacts & Membership’ page of this website and click ‘submit’. Then logon to your bank and pay Faringdon U3A the appropriate sum – payment details are shown on the ‘Contacts & Membership’ page. When we have received your online renewal form, you will get an email acknowledgement. Please ensure that you make both the online payment and complete the online form.  We cannot process your membership renewal until we have received your form.

Don’t worry if you don’t use internet banking because you should have received a Subscription Renewal Form in the post in January, which you can complete and return with a cheque.  You can also download and print the Renewal form from our website and complete & return it with a cheque.

Monthly Meetings

The next monthly meeting will be on Thursday 13th February 2020.

Please see details of all monthly meetings here.