BFU3A News & Events

Coming Events

Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Tuesday 28th June at Saville Gardens

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Next Open Meeting is the AGM
DATE:- May 22nd 2016 at 1.30pm
VENUE:- Open Learning Centre,           
                           Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR                 
SUBJECT:- AGM plus Simon Russian, Head of the Bracknell Regeneration Team.

AGM followed by an update on the Bracknell Regeneration Project by Simon Russian, Head of Development Bracknell, Legal and General Property Services. The Meeting will start at the earlier time of 1.30pm as it is expected to be very popular and, therefore, well attended. Please allow plenty of time to arrive and get seated so that the Meeting can start promptly at 1.30pm.

Past Year's Events

Bracknell Forest U3A Promotion
at Bracknell Sports Centre
Wednesday 16 September 2015

With the assistance of Helen Tonks, Marian Cook and Mary Warner a successful day was achieved in spreading the word of the BFU3A.

Wednesdays are a good day to promote BFU3A at the Sports Centre as it is the over 50’s day. In total 16 prospective new members have been given ‘free invitations’ to come along to either one of the September or October Open Meetings. In addition many leaflets were given to people to take away to read about us and hopefully will join in due course.

We look forward to welcoming these people as new members.
See the reports on two fantastic trips to the Lee Valley and Olympic Park
16th July 2015
Lee Valley Olympic Tour 1
Click here for report on trip 1.

4th September 2015
Lee Valley Olympic Tour 2
Click here for report on trip 2.

10th June 2015 - Magna Carta 800 Years - Picnic

BFU3A’s Celebration of the  Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

We decided to keep the event low key and to make it accessible for all. To this end, we decided to hold a short walk at Runnymede (thanks to our Walk Leader for organising this) followed by a talk on what the Magna Carta means for both English & World history, it being the basis of  law in many countries.  (thanks to Local History for providing the talk).   This was then followed by a picnic held on the NT  Runnymede fields directly on the river. Over 50 members turned up to enjoy the day.  Members were able to come for all 3 parts of the day, or just participate in one or two sections.  This seemed to work, as not everyone enjoys a walk, or a talk, or indeed a picnic.  We were very lucky with the weather, which was the sunniest day of the week.    There was an exhibition about Magna Carta in the boathouse (which was very informative), which many took the opportunity to visit, as we were there.   This was a free day out, the only cost being the car park for non NT members. The excitement is now over for another 100 years which we hope BFU3A will celebrate again in 2115.