Winchester University of the Third Age

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

Welcome to the website of Winchester U3A. ....


  • 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 interests or 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 Lianne Hill


chairman February 2020

Once again our 1355 U3A members have enjoyed an interesting, educational and entertaining year, with lively talks, stimulating outings and many other exciting activities. This is due entirely to the hard work of the small committee and the group leaders who do the organising for us all. I must particularly thank the committee who shoulder the heaviest burden of keeping Winchester U3A the thriving organisation that attracts new members every month. Thanks go to Vernon Tottle, our treasurer, Julia Whitburn, our Groups Secretary and Speakers Secretary, Barrie Brinkman, our webmaster, Lianne Hill, our Membership Secretary, Nick Vernon, who will take over as Speakers Secretary and Sylvia Leyton, our long serving Subscriptions Secretary who is standing down at this meeting. Our team of Sheila Ayling and Judy Smith who took over the newsletter editorship from Roger Warr after Christmas are also to e congratulated. Rose and Steve Saunders are no longer able to organise the tea rota - Julia and I will cope in the short term but we need to find someone to take that over as well. We must give an extra special thank you to Sylvia, Rose and Steve for doing their bit for us for so long. In my personal opinion every one of these roles could be a shared responsibility - as demonstrated by Sheila and Judy and Rose and Steve. No-one need go it alone.

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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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26th Mar - Grp 1
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23rd Apr - Grp 1
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