Winchester University of the Third Age

Those who teach shall also learn. And those who learn shall also teach

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  • Are you retired or semi-retired?

  • Do you live in the Winchester area?

  • Do you wish to expand your knowledge or learn a new skill?

  • Would you like to discuss your interestr pass on your expertise to others?

  • Would you like to meet others in a social environment?

If so, Winchester U3A may have something to offer you AND you may have something to offer Winchester U3A. There is more information About Us

A video is available produced by the U3A National explaining how U3As work.

The website is an information source for members and the general public. Member information is available to all by using the Members option on the menu, and can also be accessed from “read more” links on this Home page. Certain information in the Member's Area, such as phone numbers, can only be accessed by Members using the single log-on password when the link asks for it. Please let us know if we can help you by contacting Barrie Brinkman

For any changes to membership - email/address, please forward to Marion Schiesser


chairman December 2020

Dear friends,

Perhaps it’s the normal seasonal change in the quality of the light, perhaps it’s the growing confidence that with mass vaccination we stand a chance at last of minimising the appalling effects of Covid19, but I feel I can detect a lightening of the atmosphere that has been so gloomy for so long. Let’s hope this is the case. It is deeply gratifying that so many members have found comfort and stimulation during these grim times by continuing to interact through their groups. Building on the skills that have been honed during lockdown we held our first Zoom monthly meeting in February. This was a success and about 80 members joined in. Our Speakers Secretary, Nick Vernon, has arranged more Zoom meetings for the coming months - something to look forward to.

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Groups actively seeking new members include Canasta, Classic Novels and Current Affairs! The Canasta group meets on a Friday morning in a central Winchester location which is well served by buses and is accessible. At present the group has six members, so more are welcomed. Those with previous experience of playing Canasta would be especially welcome.

The Classic Novels group meets on the last Wednesday of each month in members’ homes and reads a variety of novels that have stood the test of time. Recently-read novels include 1984, Daniel Deronda and Persuasion

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