Around Chesham by Lalage Smyth, member of the Photography and Digital Imaging Groups

Welcome to the website of Chess Valley u3a

Operating in and around Chesham in Buckinghamshire, we offer a wide range of activities for those in their ‘third age’, when they are no longer working full time and are able to pursue other interests.

Our members take part in activities ranging from Art to Wildlife, with books, dinghy sailing, French, history and a lot more in between.

Our next monthly talk is on Thursday 14th March 2024 starting at 2pm when our speaker will be Simon Keable-Elliott presenting Utterly Immoral: Robert Keable and his Scandalous Novel. Simon is the grandson of Robert Keable, who was a chaplain in World War One and wrote about life behind the lines, the story centred on an affair between a chaplain and a nurse. It was slated as 'utterly immoral' by F. Scott Fitzgerald who mocked it in The Great Gatsby. Robert Keable also worked as a missionary in Africa and, after leaving the church, fled to Tahiti where he lived in Gauguin's house and married a Tahitian princess. The venue for this meeting is the Broadway Baptist Church in Chesham Broadway, which is wheelchair-accessible and equipped with a hearing loop.

If you are not currently a member of Chess Valley u3a and would like to sample a monthly talk and learn more about us, please come along and you will receive a warm welcome.

Best wishes


James Cadle

Chair, Chess Valley u3a

Registered Charity 1126990