National U3A have requested that the object clause in our constitution should read “The advancement of education and, in particular, the education of older people and those who are retired from full time work by all means, including associated activities conductive to learning and personal development.” Our monthly meeting on 15th February will include an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss and vote on this. Should you have any questions, please contact me or any other Committee Member.                              Simon Reeks, Chairman


April Smart (07816295223)

I would like to start a Family History group through Mid Bucks U3A if possible. I have been tracing my own family history for over 30 years so I have a lot of experience and knowledge I can pass on, especially about using the internet for research. We would meet in my home in Aylesbury on Thursday afternoons from 2.00-4.00 probably fortnightly at first.


Pat & Michael Freeman run a collection service for Used stamps, Old Mobile phones and empty ink cartridges. These are donated to The Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop. You can donate your contributions to this collection at our meetings, a box is placed by the door.



In line with other U3As we are required to carry emergency contact information – no larger than a credit card. You will be asked to provide your name and contact’s name.  There is provision for additional contacts and any medical information that could help first aiders or paramedics (the latter is optional). Cards will certainly be available at the October meeting if you have not already got one.



U3A National Office has advised us that the previous 24 hour legal helpline will cease operation on 30th September.  

A new provider will commence on 1st October for any U3A member who requires legal advice. The details are as follows:

Arc Legal Assistance in partnership with  Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Telephone Number 0344 770 1040    Quote – U3A Legal Helpline