|Where we are: A busy village very near to Oxford UK proper. See a map here >>>|
|Membership: Headington U3A is a small, sociable group that aims to reach 100 members this year (2018). We have a general meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month except August. These meetings cover a wide range of interesting subjects presented by invited speakers or members.|
Interest Groups: The annual fee of £15 also includes access to the Headington U3A interest groups that meet once a month: Currently they are: Ancient History Group; Book Group; Film Group; Easy Walking Group; Current Affairs; Local History Group; Lunch Club; Music Group.
Comment: It was in Headington in 1899 that Cecil Sharp, organist, pianist and conductor, first saw a group of local men dancing 'Laudnam Bunches' - complete with handkerchiefs and bells - accompanied by a young concertina player, William Kimber. An incident that was to lead to the publication in 1910 of 'The Esperance Morris Book' by Mary Neal and eventually to the great revival of Folk Music.
Headington U3A meet
just a few yards from William Kimber's home.