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




 General Meeting

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

Speaker Date


 "The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller" by Tony Eaton  Mon 14 Jan 2019 Haddenham Youth & Community Centre, Woodways
  "The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller" by Tony Eaton Thu 17 Jan 2019 Haddenham Youth & Community Centre, Woodways
"What does a TV graphic designer do?" by Christine Green  Mon 11 Feb 2019 St. Mary's Church, Church End, Haddenham








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 

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Milton Keynes Theatre (Theatre Group ) 31 Jan 2019 Coach leaves Haddenham Village Hall at 12.30pm 

Churchill War Rooms - Westminster

26 Feb 2019 Coach leaves Haddenham village at 08:45








Notices for Members

New Webmaster and Newsletter Editor

At the end of December, I will be standing down from the roles of Webmaster and Editor of the Newsletter after nearly 10 years. I am very pleased that JONATHAN HAWKINS has agreed to take over as Webmaster. You will already have seen the new style newsletter produced by NEIL DURY and colleagues.

I was very appreciative of the gift from the U3A that was given to me (via my wife Ann) at the December meeting Thank you very much.

It has been a privilege to have undertaken these roles for such a long period. I have always appreciated the feedback and encouragement I received for both roles. Thank You. . Please give Jonathan and Neil your continued support for the future.

Jonathan is currently developing a new style website which I am sure will serve Haddenham U3A well. In the next few weeks when he is ready he will launch it, and let you know the transition arrangements. In the meantime, he will keep this existing site up to date from the beginning of January.

I would encourage all Committee Members, Group Leaders and Members who may have data to be added to, or changed on, the Website or Newsletter to address their contacts to:

Jonathan Hawkins  

Neil Dury       

Merry Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

Roger Rickard

Members Survey

A short questionnaire has been issued by the Haddenham U3A Committee. All members are requested to complete it and return it to the Committee.

Please click here  to download an online Word copy. Complete the questionnaire and save it. Email the completed version as an attachment to

Paper versions will also be available at the General Meetings

U3A Newsletter - End of Year 2018

A new-style newsletter has been produced. Click here to access a copy online

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: