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Lifelong learning

If you are not a member of our u3a and would like to join, please click here. Lifelong learning is an area of particular relevance to U3As. We have several groups in this faculty, details of which can be viewed using the buttons at the foot of the page. We hope there will be a few that appeal to you. 

To contact the leaders for the groups below directly, please send an email as follows:

Transport -

Zoom Literature group -

If you would like to contact the leader of any other group, please use the Contact us form. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the leader of the group in question.

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Local and social History

We are a friendly group, who are interested in the local history of Basingstoke and Deane and the surrounding area plus topics and discussions, based on how our lives have changed. We visit local history sites, generally in the better weather and enjoy presentations by our members and discussions indoors, when the weather is not so good. You would be welcome to join us.

If you are interested, please use the Contact Us form at the top of this page to get in touch with us.

Programme for 2023/24

In September 2023, we will meet to choose from the following topics for 2023/24:

· Whitchurch Silk Mill

· Recycling in Victorian times

· Napoleons tomb at Farnborough Abbey

· The Holy Ghost Cemetery

· Basing House

· How our shopping has changed

· Changes in social attitudes

· Was life really better in the 1960s?

· History and influence of newspapers

· Changes in leisure activities over the last 150 years.

· Nostalgia - looking through rose tinted glasses

· How Christmas has changed over the years?

Recent Activity

· A guided tour around the Basingstoke History Trail

· A Christmas party , with a talk about a privateer from the 16th century who had Basingstoke connections. We then broke into teams for a 4 round local history quiz on Basingstoke and other parts of Hampshire, whilst enjoying a drink, nibbles and cakes.

· AD 878 exhibition at Winchester

· A guided tour of Silchester Roman town (Calleva)

· A talk on the history of the Manydown Estate

If you are interested, please use the Contact Us form at the top of this page to get in touch with us.

Links to the groups:

Venue: Various

Date: 2nd Thursday of the month

Time: 14.00 to 17.00

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