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
14th OctoberWine AppreciationDetails of our next wine tasting event in November
11th OctoberDress MakingThe ‘Seams Like Fun’ group is now called the ‘Dress Making’ group
11th OctoberCurrent AffairsConfirmation of Meeting date & time
8th OctoberTheatreNew Theatre trip
5th OctoberAshmoleanProgramme for the remainder of this year and for next year has now been arranged
4th OctoberSee belowUkulele Workshop for beginners
2nd October Astronomy October Sky posted 
2nd OctoberDiaryDiary of Events for October posted
30th SeptemberRamblersSchedule of Walks updated  
1st SeptemberMilitary HistorySchedule of talks updated
26th AugustNewsletterAutumn Newsletter posted
12th AugustOperaSchedule of meetings for the remainder of this year and for next year have now been arranged
12th August PhotographySchedule of meetings for the remainder of this year and for next year have now been arranged
7th August Monthly Meetings Further Monthly Meetings for next year have now been arranged  

See this flyer for the Ukulele Workshop for beginners on Tuesday October 15th Ukulele Workshop

Autumn 2019 Special:  If you join our U3A after 1st October, then the membership fee for the rest of this year is only £5 per person.

Monthly Meetings

The next monthly meeting will be on Thursday 14th November 2019.

Please see details of all monthly meetings here.