Home – Happy New Year 2017!

To all of our members we wish you Happy New Year 2017!

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.

– Neil Gaiman

The NOTICEBOARD should be your first port of call when you visit the website, because it's on this page we will put any notices about groups, events, useful information etc.

It's here you will find the latest information about what's happening within Chalfonts U3A. A regular visit should ensure you don't miss anything you may be interested in. 

Noticeboard last updated: Saturday 31st December 2016

Events Menu now includes the 8th February 2017 Monthly Meeting Talk.

Your first visit? click the button above to learn how it all works… (five minutes worth of 'training' and no exam afterwards!)

Singing for Pleasure Interest Group singing at the December 2016 monthly meeting.

Our Singing For Pleasure Interest Group sang for us at our Monthly Meeting on 14th December 2016. Their repertoire included several Christmas Carols and the audience joined in when they were asked.


Our Theatre group had an excellent trip to visit the Globe Theatre on the Southbank on Friday 4th November 2016. We were split into two groups and this is around half of the party inside the theatre.

On the right there are two radio programmes produced by the BBC.

Matthew, the journalist, has a long running programme on BBC Radio 4, Great Lives. This edition, from Series 25, episode 5, is all about the life of Shakespeare. It was first broadcast on Friday 23 September 2011.

The other programme is by writer Iain Sinclair. He walks the streets of London in the company of Shakespeare scholars and archaeologists, to seek out echoes of Shakespeare's city in the London of today. The programme was first broadcast on 4 September 2000.

Our guide, Jeremy Sheffer (third from the right) gave us a splendid talk on both Shakespeare, and how the theatre worked four hundred years ago and how it works today.

He also explained Sam Wanamaker's involvement in the project of rebuilding a replica of the theatre.

(Pressing on either button will open up the link to the programmes in a separate window or tab, depending on how your browser is set up).


Our Music Hall Interest Group performing their songs in front of a packed audience of Age Concern UK clients at the Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre on 31st October 2016.


The picture shows some of the members who made the trip up to Malhamdale, north Yorkshire in October 2016.


The group of members who made the trip into London to see Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre on 30th August 2016.


Excursions & Outings Group - Visit to Eltham Palace - 13 September 2016

We've put up a video slideshow with music of our day out to Eltham Palace. Press the button on the right to go and view it.

A warm welcome to our 500th member!

In less than a year we've gone from nought to over five hundred members!

The lucky person who won the bottle of champagne was Chris Franklin. Our membership secretary, Val Darbyshire, monitored the new applications for membership very carefully. When the '500th App' came in it was marked as such and Chris was that member. 

Thanks to all of our members for making our first year so successful. 🙂

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About the picture…

Chris (in the centre, but we guessed you 'guessed' that!) is being presented with his lovely bottle of champers by Pam Jones, who is the Chair of the National U3A.

On the right is Val Darbyshire, our membership secretary, who duly noted that Chris's application was indeed our '500th!'

Onwards now to the next milestone? (Which is?)