Bourne End & District U3A

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, most U3A events have been suspended.  Many groups are now using Zoom to hold virtual meetings. 

The U3A provides opportunities for retired and semi-retired people in and around Bourne End to learn, laugh and live. Click on one of the areas in the list on the right to see what groups are being run in in your area of interest and contact the convenor.

Membership is now open  (click here). The cost was reduced for the 2019/20 year which started in April and has been reduced again for next April—you can take advantage of this now! This allows you to attend any of the events which we organise, with small charges being made for many of these to cover costs. In the year that we’ve started we’ve seen membership rise to over 400 and there are already nearly 50 different groups operating in areas as diverse as Italian and Ukelele.

New Groups

A Crime and Thrillers reading group is just getting started, why not give us a go!  A Singing for fun group has recently started and entertained us at the Christmas party. Also a Canasta group is going well.

There are some takers for an advanced German conversation group. If any members are interested please let the groups convenor know — you can use our contact form.

For any of the groups, click on an interest area in the right hand column and then on any of the groups in that area.

Find a U3A

If you don’t live near Bourne End, you might want to find out whether there’s a U3A nearer to you. We can find it for you! Click here.

Advice re: Coronavirus

Our advice is here. The committee has met and will inform members of any changes to plans in this rapidly changing situation. Advice from the Third Age Trust is available here and the NHS advice page is here.

Upcoming events

Desert Island Flicks
May 26 @ 14:00 – 15:30

Quentin Falk

With an illustrated talk, journalist, local author and critic Quentin Falk explains his lifelong passion for cinema in ten famous and not-so-famous film clips. Quentin has written ten books, including the award-nominated Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene as well as acclaimed biographies of Anthony Hopkins, Albert Finney and Alfred Hitchcock. He has reviewed films for the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and Sunday Mirror, and was also Editor of Screen International, the industry trade paper, and Academy, the BAFTA journal.
May 27 @ 09:45 – 10:45
Pam Ayres – Up in the Attic
May 27 @ 19:30 – 20:30

Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. She will be performing poems from her new book Up In The Attic, published in September 2019, along with classic poems and stories from her long career.

At Kenton Theatre, Henley.

The ticket price is £30 and if more than 10 tickets are bought we will have a 10% discount.  Because parking in Henley is difficult transport will be arranged, picking up from Bourne End and there will be an additional cost for this which we will know when the numbers who are interested are known.

Spanish beginners
May 27 @ 19:30 – 21:00
Painting and Drawing (Hockneys)
May 28 @ 09:30 – 11:00
Tai Chi
May 28 @ 10:00 – 11:00
May 28 @ 14:00 – 16:00


For full calendar see here or select Month in the top right corner above. You can also select a group (or groups) using the “Tags” selector top left.