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 500 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
17th July Ramblers Schedule of Walks updated  
14th July See below Summer lunch invitation 
1st JulyDiaryJuly Events diary posted
1st July Theatre Goers New Theatre trip 
30th JuneAstronomyJuly Sky posted
13th JuneUkuleleMeeting time changed to 2:00 – 4:00 in the United Church Hall
1st JuneNewsletterSummer Newsletter posted
18th MayMonthly MeetingsMonthly Meetings for the first three months of next year have now been arranged

Monthly Meetings

The next monthly meeting will be on Thursday 12th September 2019.

Please see details of all monthly meetings here.

Summer Lunch – Thursday 8th August at 12.00

Our Summer Lunch will be held at 19 Coxwell Road thanks to the continuing generosity of Steve and Jenny Braithwaite.  All members are welcome to attend.

Meat, fish and vegetarian options will be provided together with bread etc. There will also be wine and soft drinks available.

Those who attend are asked to contribute either a salad or a dessert which should be ‘ready-to-serve’ in a dish that you should take away at the end.  Please can you label your dish with your name, and please don’t bring any serving spoons.

To assist us in gauging the number of attendees, it would be very helpful if you could let us know whether you would like to come by clicking on the button below before 31st July.  This will take you to a ‘response form’, where you can say whether you are attending, not attending or might attend.  Alternatively, you can use the ‘response form’ link in the e-mail that we have sent you.

If you know of anyone without internet access, you can also respond on their behalf.  If this isn’t possible then telephone Rita Higazi (01367 244 494) or Peter Robinson (01367 718 566) to say whether you intend to come. 

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