Welcome to the Haddenham U3A website


Haddenham U3A provides access to the best local leisure, recreational and educational facilities for retired and semi-retired people

U3A Committee

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General Meeting

The next General Meetings are shown below. For further details of this and subsequent meetings, click on the meeting date

Speaker Date


"Everest Ascent from Tibet" by Peter Ellis Mon 8 Oct 2018 Haddenham Youth & Community Centre, Woodways 
"Everest Ascent from Tibet" by Peter Ellis  Thu 18 Oct 2018 Haddenham Youth & Community Centre, Woodways 
"The Incredible World of the Honey Bee" by Steve Moll  Mon 12 Nov 2018  Haddenham Youth & Community Centre, Woodways  
"The Incredible World of the Honey Bee" by Steve Moll  Thu 15 Nov 2018  Haddenham Youth & Community Centre, Woodways  








Forthcoming Events and Outings 

The table below highlights some of the events and outings planned by various interest groups for the next few weeks.

For more details of any event, click on the event name.  



Departure Time 

Visit to Thenford Arboretum & Gardens

(Events and Outings)

20 Oct 2018 Coach leaves Haddenham Village Hall at 13.00 hrs

Witness for the Prosecution

(Theatre Group)

29 Nov 2018 Coach leaves Haddenham Village Hall at 11.00 hrs 










Notices for Members

Chairman's Thoughts - September - October 2018

Hello Everyone

Well, hasn't it been a long hot summer!  I hope you have all managed to enjoy the beautiful weather and keep your garden looking good. My grass looks very sad, but I'm sure it will soon recover with a drop of rain.
To start with some thanks...….
to Pat Woodward who is stepping down from leading the hugely successful  Out With Friends Group and also Pam Harding who has been assisting her.  After a slight reorganisation and a redistribution of responsibility the group will carry on with a slightly different format and I'm sure will continue to provide an interesting and exciting range of activities.
to Theresa Smith for her efforts to increase the number of members to ensure that the Yoga Group can continue.
to Sue Benwell for holding the fort so well with the Theatre Group and to Margaret Ackroyd for who has taken over the leadership of this now.
to Roger Rickard for his work on the website and on the newsletter over the years.
We are really fortunate to have such a thriving U3A with a dedicated committee working so hard to ensure that it continues to thrive..  This is not the case with all U3A groups and some have had to close because they cannot find enough people willing to take on that responsibility.  However, we really need help from other members to keep things going.
This may well be the last newsletter you receive, because as you know, Roger Rickard, after many years of dedicated service, has decided that he can no longer maintain our website or publish the newsletter.  Unfortunately, even with a membership of over 400, we have still not found anyone willing to take on the task.  Therefore, the committee are having to look into finding a commercial company who will look after our website, which obviously will not be free!  If there is anyone out there who would like to take this on please contact me or Roger.
Our Group Leaders are such an important part of our U3A.  Without them we would not be able to offer such a wide range of interest groups, so please, if you think you would like to lead an group and would like more information about what it involves please contact Theresa Smith.
I know that those of you who attend our monthly General meetings really enjoy them.  However, we are continually struggling to find volunteers to help with the chairs and the refreshments.  We have over 400 members with an average of 100 attending these meetings.  I'm sure you can do the maths - and surely once a year to volunteer isn't much to ask to help keep our U3A going. 
Best wishes to you all.

Sally Lajalati

 lick here to access the latest Haddenham U3A Newsletter

Pinter at the Pinter

U3A members are being offer discounted tickets for a season on one-act plays by Harold Pinter being shown at The Pinter Theatre in London. An ensemble cast, including many well known actors.

See the Theatre Group page

Who Can You Trust?

There is an organisation called Who Can You Trust which is a not-for-profit community interest company set up with the sole aim of alerting and advising people in the 55+ age group about the need to be on their guard against internet scammers, doorstep rogues, fake lotteries, ATM fraudsters, rogue builders, dating tricksters and cheque overpayment fraud.

They publish a magazine "Watch Out" in various parts of the country with articles and information about which traders you can trust and which scams to beware of.

You can download the Bucks version of Watch Out here.

Happy Retirement!

Are you enjoying a happy and contented retirement? Is retirement proving to be the happiest chapter of your life? If so, why not write about about it and enter the 'LaterLife Challenge'

The LaterLife Challenge seeks to recognise great examples of how Britain's over 50s are making the most of retirement - in particular, recognising those who are making the most of their retirement (or partial retirement) and are great role models for us all.

For more details, follow this link

Bucks Older People's Action Group (BOPAG)

Bucks Older People's Action Group aims to ensure that the voices of older people (50+) in Buckinghamshire are heard and that they influence the way in which services are planned and delivered, maintaining and improving the well-being of local older people.

Click here to view or download their latest newsletter.

You can find out more from their website by clicking here,

ICE - In Case of Emergency

Do you have a mobile phone?  Could someone find your nearest and dearest on you mobile phone in case of an emergency to you?

Click here to find out how to identify your next of kin or friend you would wish to be contacted in your mobile phone address book

















































 Interest Groups

The following Interest Groups meet regularly. Click on the group name for further details  



Card & Board Games




Digital Photography


 Earth Matters

 Film Club

 French Conversation

Friday Lunch


German Conversation


 Local History

Mah Jong

 Music Appreciation


Out with Friends

  Sunday Lunch

Table Tennis

Tai Chi 


Ten Pin Bowling


Visiting Country Churches








Interested in Joining?

If you don't yet know much about U3A, or are thinking of joining us, you should be able to find all the information you need on the website. 

To find out more about the U3A movement, and the Haddenham U3A in particular, click on About U3A.

To access our membership application form, click on Joining U3A



Haddenham U3A is a registered Charity; registration number 1165358

Contact Information

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Youth and Community Centre, Woodways
HP17 8DS

Chairman: Sally Lajalati Tel: 01844 875292 Email: chairman@haddenhamu3a.co.uk