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Welcome to our U3A website

If you are a new visitor to this site you are very welcome to browse the website to see the group activities, monthly speaker meetings and outings that are organised for our members. If you wish to join our branch of the U3A then click the "Join the U3A" link on the left of the screen and provide the details requested, our membership secretary will contact you in due course.

If you are a member and new to this site you will have been sent your membership number together with a password that you can use to log in to the members facilities within the website. We advise that once you have logged in on this first occasion you should change your password to something memorable to you.

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Welcome to Southampton U3A


Southampton U3A encourages lifelong learning in an informal way. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences.  We share our skills and expertise to help each other to learn.  

We have around 500 members and about 60 groups, covering a wide range of subjects and interests.  Groups meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly.  Most activities take place in members' homes. We have a Social Group which organises for example theatre visits, trips and short holiday breaks.  We also welcome visiting speakers on specialist subjects to our monthly meetings.

U3A membership is open to all who are in their ‘third age’ and no longer in full time employment.

You do not need any qualifications to join our U3A and nor do we give any. Our focus is on enthusiasm and involvement and our group leaders and their helpers are all volunteers.

In addition to offering new interests and learning opportunities, the U3A approach can provide mutual support, companionship, and a widening of human relationships which many members value greatly.

We hope that you will discover our approach to life in the ‘third age’ interesting and exciting and that you will want to join us.

To find out more about Southampton U3A click here


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10 Pin Bowling
Every second week on a Monday morning, alternating between West Quay Bowling Centre (10a.m) and Swan Centre Bowling Cent.... to read more log in
Posted by Diana Gillen-Buchert on 20th January 2018

2018 Membership Renewals
Membership renewals will be due on 1st April 2018. After 3 years in the role, I will be handing it over! With the new we.... to read more log in
Posted by Catherine Brown on 4th January 2018

Workshop Report
A workshop on the 'Way Forward for Southampton U3A' was held on 31st October 2017 and all members were invited. .... to read more log in
Posted by Hazel Beaumont on 15th December 2017

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