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Andover U3A News

As at 17 July 2019


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Quester 1 Trip to North Wales & Snowdonia 14 - 18 October 2019

Seats Available!
Request for Volunteer Qualified Minibus Drivers
Royal Holloway University Citizens 800 Project
Explore the Villages 1 Group Leader Vacancy

Andover U3A Quester 1 Trip

~ North Wales and Snowdonia ~

Monday 14th - Friday 18th October 2019

Seats Available!

North Wales

Trip Overview and Contact Details

Date:  14th to 18th October, 2019 (Monday to Friday)

Price:  £269 per person based on 5 days (4 nights)

Basis:  Bed, breakfast & 3 course evening meal

Excursions:  Please see the poster above for details of the 3 included outings

Optional Insurance:  £15 per person (Non-refundable)

Included:  The price quoted includes exclusive return coach travel (49 seater capacity) and excursions

Deposit:  £30 per person (Non-refundable)

To Book:  Please contact Sally Cousins in order to book your place

Request for Volunteer Qualified Minibus Drivers

Are you a MIDAS-qualified minibus driver, under the age of 70, who would like to volunteer to drive members of a Quester Group on one or more of their outings?

If so, please contact Sally Cousins by emailing as soon as possible.

Royal Holloway University

~ Partnered with the University of the Third Age ~

Citizens 800 Shared Learning Project


Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Citizens Project aims to provide a better understanding of the development of the relationship between the citizen and the state in Britain over the last 800 years.

Further information about the Citizens Project can be found on the Citizens 800 website.

U3A Involvement

Royal Holloway University is partnered with the University of the Third Age (U3A), and encourages U3A members to join Royal Holloway's programme of Shared Learning Projects.

Shared Learning Projects involve a team of U3A members carrying out research for an institution such as a museum, archive or gallery where there is a specific project to which volunteers can contribute. The emphasis is on partnership:   the host organisation working with members of the U3A team who are contributing to the project.

A number of articles produced by U3A volunteers as part of the Shared Learning Projects can be found here.

Upcoming projects include investigations relating to the Peterloo Massacre, Chartism, and the pre-World War 1 period of "The Great Unrest".

How to Volunteer

Further information and details of how to volunteer can be found on the U3A area of the Citizens 800 website.

Explore the Villages 1

Notification of Group Leader Vacancy

After 6 years of excellent leadership, Nigel and Vanessa Knott have stepped down from leading the popular Explore the Villages 1 group. In order for this group to continue, one or two willing volunteers are now required to take over the Group Leader role.

Anybody interested in taking over the role should contact either Nigel, by emailing, or our Groups Co-ordinator Gary Adams.

All help will be given to make the transition to a new Group Leader as smooth and seamless as possible.

Note that only members of the Andover U3A can become a Group Leader.