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
14th April See below Message from Peter & Elizabeth Smith
10th April See below Spare place in Yoga sessions
8th April Scrabble Scrabble Group newly revived!
2nd April Astronomy April Sky Newsletter
1st April Diary Diary of events for April posted
26th March See below AGM Agenda item re change of constitution wording
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

Dear Faringdon and District U3A members

Yesterday afternoon we held our AGM  and I stepped down as your Chairman and Elizabeth formally handed over her Newsletter editorship.

With the formal proceedings over, we were both completely overwhelmed by the generous words spoken about us and the wonderful gifts of wine and flowers that we received. This is incredibly kind of you all – rest assured that they are much appreciated and will be enjoyed immensely.

We are certain that Faringdon and District U3A will thrive ‘under new management’. We will still be active members and look forward to continued involvement both with the Groups we already are associated with and maybe others besides.

Thanks again – we feel very honoured.

Peter and Elizabeth Smith


U3A Yoga – there is a spare place in the group for the next set of 5 sessions beginning on Monday 16th of April at 3pm and fortnightly after.  Please ring Jane on 02793 782876 if you are interested.


AGM Documents

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

Please also see AGM AGENDA ITEM 6: Amendment to the Object Clause of the Constitution.

This year’s AGM was on April 12th.


Monthly Meetings

The next monthly meeting & AGM will be on Thursday 10th May 2018.

Please see details of all monthly meetings here.