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Badminton Group Taster Session Announced

So far 22 members have responded to Peter Dixon’s proposal to set up a U3A Badminton Group. An initial “taster session” has now been arranged at the new Community Sports Centre at Princes Risborough School. This will be on Wednesday 25 February from 6 pm to 7 pm, with a short meeting afterwards to discuss the way forward.

Peter is planning to say a few words about this at our next Monthly General Meeting on Tuesday 10 February. If you can’t come to that but would like more information, please contact Peter by e-mail at


Plans for new Rummikub Group

Gill Wilkinson has proposed to set up a new Rummikub Group.

Rummikub is a strategic numbers game using tiles and is played vaguely along the same lines as the card game Rummy. It is a fast action game where the outcome is undecided until the last play and has a never-ending variety of strategies and play situations.

The initial meeting is planned for Tuesday 6 January at 10 am. The plan is to have weekly meetings at first to see how the group progresses. Gill will be hosting these meetings at her home – 77 Stratton Road, Princes Risborough.

If you are interested in attending please phone Gill on 01844 346145


Chiltern Society Family Wildlife Treasure Hunt

On Sunday the Chiltern Society will be organising a local Family Treasure Hunt at our wonderful Brush Hill and Whiteleaf Hill sites.

We will do some wildlife scavenging, hunting for signs of wildlife, maybe make a monster……  It will be an ideal way to blow away the cobwebs and maybe bring the grandchildren.

After a short introduction, everyone will go off and hunt for wildlife, collecting photos, descriptions, samples such as feathers – anything that doesn’t involve damaging living wildlife.  Continue reading Chiltern Society Family Wildlife Treasure Hunt


Remembrance Sunday Commemoration

The  Remembrance Sunday Commemoration took place in Princes Risborough on 9 November. Malcolm Barker represented our U3A at the event.

Malcolm joined the parade through the town and the service in St Mary’s Church and then laid a wreath on behalf of Princes Risborough & District U3A at the War Memorial in the Market Square.

This is the first time that our U3A has participated fully and it is hoped that we will continue to be represented in the future on this important occasion.

U3A photography competition

The Third Age Trust needs our help to create an archive of high-quality photographs that they can use for their publicity materials and for image requests from the media and external organisations.They are inviting U3As to submit photographs of members engaging in activities that show the essence of U3A — learning, laughing and living. Details are on the  flyer.