Quiz Team

  1. The Ash U3A Quiz Group operates in a different way to most groups in that we do not meet regularly; instead the members form a pool of quizzers who represent the U3A at local events.

Throughout the year, I look out for quiz nights then contact members in rotation when one is due and make up a team from those who are available. This means the people making up the team, and thus their specialist knowledge, is different every time.

At the moment we attend several quizzes a year in local venues which raise money for local organisations and we take part in the annual U3A Challenge cup in Hartley Wintney. All quizzes charge an entry fee which is payable by the individual not the U3A and winnings (often just Smarties!) are kept by the individual.

So if you are a keen quizzer and would like to be added to a pool of people who can be called upon to represent us, please get in touch with me
Leader Penny Thomsett at


Day & Time No fixed times, vary by quiz events
Venue No regular venue

Latest news from the quiz team.

 We have won some of the quizzes and lost some others but we have had a lot of laughs and made some new friends along the way. There is always room for a few more members so think about joining us.


The Charity Fun Quizzes put on each month by David Brown at the Victoria Halls began this year on Friday the 18th January in aid of Ash CAB. That one will be followed by Friday 15th February in aid of The British Heart Foundation; Friday March 8th in aid of The Brain Tumour Society and Friday April 5th in aid of WaterAid.

The quizzes start at 7.30p.m. and cost £5.00 per person, bring your own drinks and nibbles. Needless to say there is always a raffle

Names firstly to me at Penelope.thomsett@ntlworld.com


The next quiz to wet your appetite is at The Ash Centre and is in aid of the Ash Scouts. This will take place on the 9th February with the doors opening at 6.45 for a 7.30 start. The cost this time is £10.00 per head but it includes the most spectacular Ploughman’s you will have ever seen, it even includes a desert.

Once again names firstly to me at Penelope.thomsett@ntlworld.com


On Friday the 22nd March Fleet and District are hosting an Inter U3A Quiz Challenge.

The rules for this quiz are more strict; firstly you must be a U3A member. Cost £6.00 per head. The quiz will start at 2p.m. with a break for tea and a scone with jam and cream.



If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210, ( E-Mail: membership@ashu3a.org.uk) who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.