News Roundup

Third Age Trust update on Covid-19

Please find the updates on our national website 

Link to National u3a New Year’s Day Newsletter Express

Link to National u3a April Newsletter 

Latest News from the Chairman

The National u3a Radio Podcast is now out. Created by our talented team of u3a members with radio experience, this latest episode features interviews with u3a members who started a ‘Retiring with Attitude’ course, a Barnet u3a member who featured on Britain’s Got Talent and a chef from Vegetarian for Life.


The u3a Radio Podcast comes out on the 17th of each month from 6am.

Please find below the link to the latest National U3A radio 4 podcast [click here]


Help Wanted

Our Committee is now down to 7 members. While we can get by with the basic functions required of the committee, we do need help with the following.

  • Support – acting as a link between the committee and the groups, support groups and leaders where required, assisting with the setting up of new groups.

If you think you could help in any way with this or you know someone who you think could help please contact me.

I am pleased to inform you all that Tom Gardner has volunteered to join our u3a committee and he was co-opted on at our March meeting. Tom will be our link person with the local u3a networks, Surrey Network & the Surrey & North East Hants Network as well as taking on the publicity role.  Tom has been leading our Computer Support Group since its inception a couple of years ago. He is a very welcome addition to our committee and will enable us to be more effective in our role in the coming months as we seek to get our activities up and running again.


The membership fee paid for the current year (2019 – 2020) will cover a two year period, thus membership renewal will not now be due until August 2021. Any new people joining during the coming year will still naturally have to pay.

 Best Regards 

Ash U3A




“We recently commemorated the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk. It has often been called a miracle, and it was, indeed, incredibly brilliant – inspired – organisation that brought so many of our troops home. But as Winston Churchill said “wars are not won by evacuations”. He was also reported as saying  – “And we’ll fight them with the butt ends of broken beer bottles because that’s bloody well all we’ve got”

John Childs, Leader of the Science and Technology Group, has written a sobering, thoughtful, and challenging assessment of twenty five days in May-June 1940 [Link] A must read.”

The monthly Members Meetings

We are now offering a zoom monthly meeting until further notice.
If anyone is unfamiliar with Zoom and needs any assistance please contact me for further assistance.
Please note our meeting will be starting at 2.30 so please log in a little earlier so that we will all be ready to start on time.

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If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210,  or use our Contact Form , who will provide you with membership details.