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WOODLEY & DISTRICT U3A  :    OUR DIARY                  KEY DATES FOR 2020

Our General Monthly Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at Christ Church, Crockhamwell Road, Woodley. As well as being able to listen to a talk by an invited speaker, members are able to socialise, sign up for groups (where spaces are available), and for organised social events. There is also the opportunity for prospective members to join our U3A. As well as providing information for members, our diary page provides prospective members with an overview of events that we offer across the year.

See GROUPS for our list of groups and the link to our GROUPS INFORMATION and CALENDAR on our Beacon Site.


UPCOMING EVENT : March 2020
           
Weds 4 Mar 2020 Monthly Meeting THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF THE HONEY BEE
Learn about the sophisticated communication mechanisms and many other fascinating facts about these incredible insects through slides and video. Samples of produce.
SPEAKER: Steve Moll, Beekeeper
2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
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WOODLEY U3A MONTHLY MEETINGS AND SOCIAL EVENTS : 2020
           
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Weds 8 Jan, 2020 Monthly Meeting CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST FROM TIBET
SPEAKER: Peter Ellis, experienced mountaineer and guide
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Weds 5 Feb, 2020 Monthly Meeting
LOOK WHAT I'VE FOUND" - how everyday objects, such as dyes, teabags and polythene, were discovered by accident.
SPEAKER:  Hugh Granger
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Weds 19 Feb, 2020     Social Event LUNCH/SOCIAL AFTERNOON
Opportunity to socialise with other members. Lunch and/or afternoon meet-up. IT Support Clinic.
See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
Lunch at 12.15
Afternoon Meeting 2.00-4.00
The Waterside,
Woodley
25% discount on meals. Hot/cold drinks can be purchased at bar.
Book by 12 Feb.
Weds 4 Mar, 2020 Monthly Meeting THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF THE HONEY BEE
Learn about the sophisticated communication mechanisms and many other fascinating facts about these incredible insects through slides and video. Samples of produce.
SPEAKER: Steve Moll, Beekeeper
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Tues 24 Mar, 2020     Social Event LUNCH/SOCIAL AFTERNOON
Opportunity to socialise with other members. Lunch and/or afternoon meet-up. IT Support Clinic.
See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
12.15-4.00 The Waterside,
Woodley
25% discount on meals. Hot/cold drinks can be purchased at bar.
Book by 17 March.
Weds 1 Apr, 2020 Monthly Meeting HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Explores the evolution of the gallery from the 1830s to its current position as a leading world gallery, how acquisitions are determined and highlights some of its treasures.
SPEAKER: Diana Matthews, Art Historian and Lecturer.
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Weds 29 Apr, 2020     Social Event SOCIAL EVENT/QUIZ NIGHT
Set meal of beef bourguignon, dauphinoise potatoes and green vegtables with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan option.
Email Jane to be added to waiting list:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
7.15-11.00 Sonning Golf Club
Duffield Road
Woodley
42 Places all booked. Waiting list only.
17 includes room hire, meal, quiz master, quiz prizes.  Book by 1 April.
Weds 6 May, 2020 Monthly Meeting THE MAGIC OF MUSICALS
A magical and romantic journey through the world of musical theatre, exploring the evolution of this ever popular form of entertainment.
SPEAKER: James Mitchell, Singer and Lecturer
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Mon 18 May, 2020     Social Event LUNCH/SOCIAL AFTERNOON
Opportunity to socialise with other members. Lunch and/or afternoon meet-up. IT Support Clinic.
See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
Lunch at 12.15
Afternoon Meeting 2.00-4.00
The Waterside,
Woodley
25% discount on meals. Hot/cold drinks can be purchased at bar.
Book by 11 May.
Weds 3 Jun, 2020 Monthly Meeting/
  Open Afternoon
NATIONAL U3A DAY - OPEN AFTERNOON
Open afternoon for members and prospective members with mini exhibitions and group demonstrations.
Refreshments including cake and nibbles. Full information/programme will be posted in April. 
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Tues 23 Jun, 2020     Social Event PICNIC AT DINTON PASTURES
Bring your own food and drink.
    12.00
  onwards
Dinton Pastures                                   
Country Park
Food also available at park restaurant.
Weds 1 Jul, 2020 Monthly Meeting METAPHORS, CLICHES AND PHRASES - avoid them like the plague.
Explores Warren's fascination with the English language and the origins and use/misuse of everyday cliches and phrases.

SPEAKER: Warren Ashton
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Weds 15 Jul, 2020     Social Event LUNCH AT COPPA CLUB, SONNING
Brunch menu, pastas, pizzas, salads, grill, special diets. See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
    12.00
  onwards
The Great House, Thames St, Sonning Book by 24 June.
Weds 2 Sep, 2020 Monthly Meeting HISTORY AND WORK OF THE NATIONAL TRUST
Celebrating the National Trust's 125th birthday, David explores the history and breadth of the Trust'a work - from the preservations of coastlines and industrial sites to Stately homes.
SPEAKER: David Hunt
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Weds 16 Sep, 2020     Social Event LUNCH/SOCIAL AFTERNOON
Opportunity to socialise with other members. Lunch and/or afternoon meet-up. IT Support Clinic.
See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
Lunch at 12.15
Afternoon Meeting 2.00-4.00
The Waterside,
Fairwater Drive,
Woodley
25% discount on meals. Hot/cold drinks can be purchased at bar.
Book by 9 Sept.
Weds 7 Oct, 2020
Monthly Meeting THE WORK OF A MAGISTRATE
An overview of the work of Magistrates  who play a very important role in our criminal and justice system - providing insights into the varied challenges of their work.
SPEAKER: Representative of the Magistrates Association
2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Weds 21 Oct, 2020
    Social Event SOCIAL EVENT/QUIZ NIGHT
Set meal with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options TBC.
See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
7.15-11.00 Sonning Golf Club
Duffield Road
Woodley
42 Places
17 includes room hire, meal, quiz master and prizes.
Book by 2 Sept.
Weds 4 Nov, 2020
Monthly Meeting CYBER-CRIME : STAYING SAFE
Several million cases of computer fraud are reported to the police every year. Mark will address the steps we all need to take to avoid becoming a victim of online crime.
SPEAKER: Mark Godsland, CISMP,

Thames Valley Police Cyber Protect Officer, Cyber Security Advisor
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
As handouts will be provided and attendance likely to be high, booking is required. Sign up early at one of our monthly meetings to secure your place.
Tues 17 Nov, 2020
    Social Event LUNCH/SOCIAL AFTERNOON
Opportunity to socialise with other members. Lunch and/or afternoon meet-up. IT Support Clinic.
See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
Lunch at 12.15
Afternoon Meeting 2.00-4.00
The Waterside,
Fairwater Drive,
Woodley
25% discount on meals. Hot/cold drinks can be purchased at bar.
Book by 10 Nov.
Weds 2 Dec, 2020
    Social Event CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Content: TBC.
  2.00-4.00 Christ Church,
Woodley
 
Thurs 17 Dec, 2020
    Social Event CHRISTMAS MEAL
Festive carvery menu with special dietary needs options.
See Mary/Jane to book or email Jane:
socialevents@woodleyu3a.org.uk
   7.30pm Toby Carvery,
Lower Earley
48 places
Price confirmed by September.
Book by 10 Oct.
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