At the last U3A Committee meeting it was agreed that due to rising postage and print costs, we ask members with email addresses to receive the U3A newsletter by email. Please let Gwen Levick know: or call 382 8296 if you are able to receive the newsletter by email. – The advantages are you will receive by email any programme changes, additional information and weekly notifications about the upcoming lectures and events.  Thank you for your help with this.

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A guided tour of Borneo is taking place in September 2019, and U3A members are invited to join it. Information about the itinerary, dates, costs. etc. is available here.

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The 2019 Lifelong Learning Summer School will take place in the wonderful setting of Girton College, Cambridge.  The summer school will take place 18-31 August 2019.

Going into its seventh year, this summer school enables participants to take academic courses for the love of learning, live and take meals in the College, and have a pretty full and exciting social programme to get the most out of being in Cambridge. In sum it is a fantastic opportunity to spend one or two weeks experiencing the highlights of Cambridge college life in the company of other lifelong learners from around the world!

More information is available at:

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Our Garden tour will be of interest to U3A members who have a love and interest in gardening and horticulture and is designed for small groups or independent travellers.

We cover a selection of classically beautiful, enchanting and exotic gardens in South West France including Marqueyssac, Eyrignac and smaller private gardens owned by enthusiasts. Along the way, we visit local villages and their markets and learn more about the unique history and culture of the region.

You will be based at at our manor house near Monpazier in the Dordogne which is considered one of the best preserved bastide villages in France. The 7 day tour starts on Saturday 11 May this year and the nearest airport and railway station is Bergerac where we collect and return at the end of the tour. Bordeaux is the nearest large city with flights from Paris or the TGV fast train with a connection to Bergerac.

The tours for 2019 are fully booked, but bookings are being taken for 2020.

For more information, please look at our website: or email us on

Ray & Jacinta Standen, French Garden Adventures

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Please, if you change your email address, let the Membership Secretary know promptly to avoid missing out on notices. Send your new address to:

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