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Membership Renewals

You will recall that we extended the current membership year until the end of September 2020. That time is now fast approaching and, although we are not yet able to resume all activities, we do have to ask you to renew your membership to take us through to September 2021.

The fee has been reduced to £8 which will be sufficient, when coupled with our reserve, to cover our necessary expenses (insurance, Third Age Trust, newsletter, admin) and still enable us to get back into general action when circumstances allow.

We have set up an electronic renewals process in addition to the paper forms, and details are available here. If anybody needs help or would prefer to be sent a form by post, please contact our Secretary, Linda Patemen,via the website contact page. Please note that it is ESSENTIAL that we have a completed form to ensure we are abiding by all the data protection rules.

A new online study on everyday memory in general population

Invitation to take part in a survey about everyday memory errors across the life span - Do you know how good is your memory in everyday life? - Can you tell us how often you forget to do things (e.g., make a phone call) or facts and episodes from your past? - Do you know how good are people in other age groups, than yours, at these tasks?
Research team at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) invites you to take part in a new online survey that focuses on people's everyday memory errors and their knowledge and beliefs about the frequency of these errors in different age groups. The study can be completed from a laptop or mobile phone and takes about 30-40 minutes to complete. No identifiable information will be collected.
The link to the survey can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
This study has received ethical approval from the UH ethics committee. Protocol Number: LMS/PGT/UH//04180
If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact the principal investigator below: PhD Student Brigita Brazauskiene at

Ukulele Learning Event

Click the image for more details and an application form.

Chair Yoga - regular sessions each Tuesday

This is not a U3A funded event - but is open to anyone. A small donation is requested. Go to the page for more info

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Some groups are finding ways to operate a limited agenda using online facilities - coodinators will contact their members if this is possible.

Use the U3A link on the top menu to find out what other suggestions are being put forward. If anyone is able to help establish any activity during the crisis, please contact us via the Contact page under General enquiries.

If you are looking for ideas while at home - try these links

Theatre Online

YouTube Theatre

National Theatre free streaming has now finished but we recommend a look at what's on offer on YouTube!

Try this link

Group Feature: Art Practical

Art Practical - collageJust before we all needed to stay at home, the Hungerford U3A Art Practical Group took on a self-imposed challenge which they called "The Collage Project".

Firstly a photograph of a local scene was cut into 25 small, match-box size, pieces. Then members took one of these pieces and had to recreate the image thereon as an A4 size water colour painting. They were not shown the whole picture, only seeing the small piece they had taken and did not see progress of "The Collage Project", only the result when all 25 sections had been completed. Most members painted more than one piece.

The resulting Collage , which is a picture of "St. Lawrence Church from the Swing Bridge" is now on public display at The Hub ( Hungerford Library ).


Table tennis groupOver 20 groups are now up and running. Please visit the Groups page to see the latest information. However, in these difficult times not many are able to meet - other than by video link. If you haven't discovered Zoom we suggest you investigate, even if it's only for communicating with friends and family. For a FREE video conferencing App that is easy to use (and safe now that they have fixed some security issues) it is remakable.

Meanwhile - this may look like a social distancing exercise but, regretably, the table-tennis balls keep bridging the gap.

Organised walks are cancelled for the time being.

Barn Dances

Barn Dancers

We regret to inform you that BARN DANCES are now cancelled until further notice owing to the coronavirus health concerns.

Group Feature: Motoring Matters

Motoring Matters The group endeavours to cover all aspects of motoring, classic and modern, with an emphasis on 'during-the-day-during-the-week' activities and outings. We’ve had several excellent visits in recent months, to a French-Italian event at the Prescott Hill Climb and most recently to the Oxford Bus and Morris Motors Museums.

Lunchtime 'Motoring Matters Natters' are themed around current motoring topics allowing members to have their say and ask questions of the group. Members are encouraged to share their motoring experiences and expertise, special guest speakers will be invited to present to the group on topical subjects.

Please contact the Convener John Turton for further details.

More Information

There will be meetings of the whole U3A from time to time to listen to specific speakers and discuss progress. If you would like to provide any feedback - or offer to help - please use the contact form, we'd love to hear from you.

You can also use the contact form if you need any further information.

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