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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 three groups below directly, please send an email as follows:

Environment in the News group -

Literature group -

Transport -

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 history

Are you interested in local history?

Do you like visiting local history sites?

Do you like choosing and developing your own research?

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

On Monday February 13th, we are planning to visit Whitchurch Silk Mill.

For the rest of 2023, we will choose from the following topics:

  • Life at the Vyne

  • Recycling in Victorian times

  • Napoleons tomb at Farnborough Abbey

  • AD 878 exhibition at Winchester

  • The Watercress Line

  • The second half of the historical walk around Basingstoke

  • The Holy Ghost Cemetery

  • The history of the Manydown Estate

  • Basing House

  • Mottisfont

  • Hinton Ampner

Recent Activity

  • In October 2022, each member presented  for 10 minutes on a topic of interest to them

  • In November 2022, Richard led us round the Basingstoke History Trail in the Top of the Town area

  • In December, Ray talked to us about a privateer from the 16th century who had Basingstoke connections, running a public house in the town. We then broke into teams for a 4 round local history quiz on Basingstoke and other parts of Hampshire. The 3 teams were all 1 mark apart at the end so well done everyone!!

Links to the groups:

Venue: Various

Date: 2nd Monday in the month

Time: 14.00 to 17.00

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