Open Meetings

Meetings take place at 14:30 in the Community Centre, Cornwalls Meadow,
Buckingham, MK18 1RP on the following Wednesdays.

You can view a map of the location here.


Summer Social

Jan 25th Fantastic Falklands
Richard Revels
Feb 22nd Two Kinds of Teardrops
Mike Grillo
Mar 22nd Zimbabwe – the  Jewel of Africa
Jill Reeve – Johnson
REPORT ON MARCH’S OPEN MEETINGJill Reve-Johnson Gave an interesting talk titled Zimbabwe, jewel of Africa. She started by showing stone age drawings, thousands of years old and explained its history right up to today. First occupied by the Zulus ,David Livingtone was the first white man to see and name Victoria Falls, he was followed by many europeans who split Africa up trying to find gold and diamonds. Cecil Rhodes was an early settler and he made an agreement to take over the country, naming it Rhodesia. In more recent times, Robert Mugabe has become President. Jill then showed some superb slides of Zambabwi including pictures of the Victoria Falls and  the wildlife of the country. A delightful afternoon.
Apr 26th China – from Confucius to 21st century
Mike Beech
May 24th Stowe House Preservation Trust
Philip Clarke
June 28th Journey into mind part 2
Alan WiseReport of the June meeting 2017

Alan Wise gave the second part of his talk titled Journey into the Mind. Alan is a clinical psychologist and talked mainly about stress, what it is and how to beat it. Stress symptoms include memory lapses, worry and depression. He then went on about worry, which is simply anticipation of what is going to happen, fear of debt, poor health and change. Some ways of dealing with stress include avoiding negative thoughts, trying not to complain, seeing the best in others and having no regrets. Alan finished his session with a short relaxation demonstration. A most interesting afternoon.

July 26th Summer Social ReportOrder! Order! These words opened our July meeting and came from The Right Honourable John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons and our M.P. He said that being in the U3A we were still learning and quoted Tony Benn as saying that the school leaving age should be raised to 65. John then went on to explain that part of the speaker’s job was to liaise between parties and individuals but he also had to deal with local issues in the same way as other M.Ps. He said that he had done some things to reform parliament, speeding up Prime Minster’s question time and ensuring that chairmen of select committees were elected rather than being selected by whips. He then mentioned some difficulties that he had to face, remembering all the M.Ps., their constituencies and their particular interests. He thought that it was important to build links with young people and actively supported the U.K. youth parliament. He then answered questions from the audience.
After thanks from Clive and a round of applause the afternoon continued with a splendid tea the theme of which was ‘a summer garden party’Dusty
August No Meeting
Sept 27th ‘How to Enjoy a Healthy and Wealthy Retirement’
Roy Wood Cancelled due to illness replaced by
Barrow to Baghdad, and Back Again
Philip Caine
Oct 25th Fantastic Falklands (part2)
Richard Revels
Nov 22nd AGM
Dec 20th Christmas Social

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