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AGM 2021 - 5 August 10.45am - The Croft Hall, Hungerford

Please click here to see the Agenda, Chair's and Treasurer's reports. (opens in a separate window)

The AGM will be held on Thurs 5 August at 10.45am at the Croft Hall, Hungerford.

This will also include a talk by Dr Kathryn Harkup. More details to follow but we are looking for some more help on the Committee - please contact one of the existing members if you would be interested.

Don't forget - walks are back.

Next scheduled walk

SHORT WALK:   29 Jul 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: Circular walk approx. 4 miles

Leader: Peter Camfield   Contact:

Walk moved to 29 July - to avoid heatwave! Park and meet behind the Crown and Garter Pub, Inkpen Common, RG179QR for an optional coffee at the Honesty coffee shop before the start of the walk. From car park to Balsdon farm, the Folly, Northcroft Farm, Swan Inn, woodlands and fields, mainly flat. Pub lunch at the Crown & Garter - optional.
Link to walks page

shortsWe have added a new page - called SHORTS. This will include short stories and group features. Please take a look and feel free to send us a contribution.

Don't forget ...

We are members of the  Thames Valley U3A network  and they organise various events including online 'study days'. You can visit their website at

Here are some of the upcoming events

Wednesday 28th July (15:00) – Garden Design. An afternoon talk by Richard Rogers.

Cost per device £1.50

Closing date for applications Tuesday 27th July

To view or download the flyer click on the link below

Garden design flyer

The Events team are taking a break over August, but are already planning many more talks for the rest of the year.


creative writingWhether you have a secret ambition or you are experienced or even published, the Hungerford U3a Creative Writing group is a joyful and inspiring place to be.

We meet once a month, currently on Zoom, and swap our writing news, have a live writing exercise and a project is set for the coming month. This is a very relaxed group without pressure or criticism, only positive feedback and encouragement.

Why not start 2021 with a new interest and meet new friends?. You will be made very welcome. Please contact Iris Lloyd via our contact page by clicking here.

Membership Applications & Renewals

Membership for 20/21 runs from 1 October 2020 - 30 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 application and 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.

Chair Yoga - regular sessions each Tuesday

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

Thanks to the NHS and all Key Workers

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


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 would like to try using Zoom for your group - please contact Jeff Riggs (Vice Chair) via the contact page here. He will be able to give you details of our own Zoom subscription which doesn't then restrict you to just 40mins.

Table tennis back up and running.

Check the Groups page for more info.

More Information

There would normally 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. Regret that these opportunies have been suspended.

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

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