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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS: these are due by the end of the month.

Please visit the Membership/Renewal page to get started.

Reading 4 Pleasure

Re-starting on Thursday 16 September at the Bear Hotel commencing 2pm and will continue with our original timetable of meeting same venue and time on the third Thursday of the month. Please see the "Groups" page for contact details.


We have now arranged our first monthly meeting since lockdown for September 16th in the John Newton room at the Croft Hall as before. New members will be welcome, there is a small charge of about £2 to cover the cost of hiring the room. Please see the "Groups" page for contact details.

THEATRE VISIT 7th October 2021 - fully booked

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

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

The following Officers were elected at the AGM. Chair: Brian Davis, Treasurer: Jeff Riggs, Secretary: Linda Pateman.

The meeting concluded with a fascinating talk by Dr Kathryn Harkup - about the 'science' behind Vampires. Go to Archive for more info.

Don't forget - walks are back.

Next scheduled walk

SHORT WALK:   23 Sep 2021   Start: 10:00   Distance: About 4 miles - 1hr 45min to 2 hrs

Leader: John Cunningham   Contact:

The walk will start at the Pelican at Froxfield walking to Oakhill following the road towards North Standen at the bend in the road follow the footpath to Juggs wood. Then turning right and follow the path to the road, go straight across the road, canal and railway then turn left towards Little Bedwyn along beside the railway track to the church, cross over the footbridge to the canal towpath and return back Froxfield. Lunch optional at the Pelican
Link to walks page

SHORT WALK: 26 Aug 2021

U3A walk 26 Aug 21The walk was very successful, with nine people taking part.

The weather was kind, so we stopped at one of the locks for a break and coffee.

We also noticed through the Wilton Brail Wild Autumn Crocuses growing that people found interesting to chat about.

After viewing Crofton from the tow path we carried on to the Swan pub for a drink and lunch, all very enjoyable with added chat and discussion.

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

24th September - American Presidents (part 2). A talk by Mark Lovett

This event is free of charge.

Closing date for applications Tuesday 21st September

Click on the link below for the flyer

American Presidents flyer

7th October - Harvest Flowers. A demonstration by Katherine Kear

This event is £1.00 per device.

Closing date for applications is Monday 4th October. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Click on the link below to view or download the flyer:

Harvest flowers flyer

12th October - Ashmolean “Blue” Items. A talk by Jude Barrett

This event is free of charge

Closing date for applications Thursday 7th October. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Click on the link below to download or view the flyer



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.

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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