The Group Co-ordinator is Julia Whitburn at 01962 881699 or email
As our group meetings are held in many different venues, often individual members’ homes, please check with the leader of the group you are interested in about accessibility.
The Birdwatching group has now met four times. The first meeting was over coffee for planning. We have been on visits three times to watch birds – to Titchfield Haven, Winnel Moors and Blashford Lakes. If you would like to join us, please contact me, Janie Penn Barwell contact details
Janie Penn Barwell
The minutes of the Group Leaders meeting on 3rd May are now available. It is important that all Group Leaders read the minutes whether they went to the meeting or not. There is important information on the implementation of GDPR the new privacy regulations. A simple consent form for use by Group Leaders is also available
On Thursday 22 November Winchester U3A has arranged a group leaders meeting for 2:00pm. Rather than inviting all group leaders, however, we should like to focus on those with spaces in their groups for new members. We shall encourage U3A members – especially those recently joined – who are interested in joining particular groups to attend on the same afternoon, so that, hopefully, we can match people with spaces in groups.
I don’t think it is particularly helpful to invite group leaders if their groups are already full, as this only leads to disappointment.
Could you please let me know if you are able to attend? e-mail: ) It would also be helpful to have an update of the number of spaces available in your group.
This will enable us to produce a list of groups, group leaders and numbers of available spaces, and also to provide a small table for your particular group! If the group leader is unable to attend, we would be very happy for another member of the group to be the representative.
I know that a few groups will inevitably be meeting on that afternoon and thus will be unable to attend; you will understand that this is impossible to avoid.
CALLING ALL NEW MEMBERS AND INTERESTED GROUP MEMBERS!
Please read the above and come along to the meeting on Thursday 22 November. We will do our best to help you to find a group you would like to join. If a group you are interested in is not there, we will follow it up.
Groups Leader Secretary
Winchester allotment group are in need of some gardening equipment and thought that members of Winchester U3A may have some that they are willing to donate.
The equipment we need is:-
Small (border/women's) garden forks
Elaine Curtis will be happy to pick up any offers from the Winchester area. Please email her. contact details
The Railway Group continues to defy all expectations – we have just welcomed our 40th Member!
A wide range of interesting activities await us during 2018 – the highlight being a tour of the West Country in June. We plan a return journey on the West Somerset line – the longest Heritage Railway in the UK. We are also planning to visit the Lynton & Barnstaple narrow gauge railway, travelling the section now reopened from Woody Bay Station – at almost 1000 feet the highest station in Southern England. This line was the only narrow gauge railway operated by the old Southern Railway and closed in 1935. We shall travel in ancient restored coaches pulled by rebuilt replicas of the original engines.