Charity No. 1057642

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.

Membership Application


Please do NOT use this form to renew an existing membership, or you will end up with 2 memberships! Please abandon this process then log in and click on 'Renew'




Please read the statements below and then select either the 'I Agree' button, or the 'Abandon' button at the foot of the page. If you would like further information on any of the points described here before continuing, please select the 'Abandon' button to close your application and then contact us by using the ‘Contact us’ entry in the Menu on the left.

If you do not have an email address and wish to apply by post, please read the U3A principles (click here) and download a postal application form (click here).  If you wish you can first find out more at a Monthly Meeting (details) or contact our Membership Secretary, Alice Green, by phone on 023 8032 6231, or by email at

After selecting 'I Agree', you will then be able to complete the online application form. You will be offered the options to pay your membership subscription online or to pay later. If you choose to pay later you will then be contacted by email with further details of how to pay.

Emails from Southampton U3A are sent from and may arrive in your 'Spam' or 'Junk' folder. In order to avoid this happening, please add to your list of trusted senders (which your email provider may call  'Safe Senders' or 'Contacts').

Terms and Conditions of Membership

All members must:

  • Abide by the principles of the U3A movement (here)
  • Always act in the best interests of the U3A and treat fellow members with respect and courtesy at all times
  • Abide by the terms and conditions of the constitution
  • Comply with and support the decisions of the elected committee
  • Keep personal details up to date, either online or by advising the Membership Administrator

Membership Fees and Types of Membership

The membership year of Southampton U3A is April 2018 - March 2019.

The full annual membership fee is £20.00, including a £3.50 capitation fee to our national organisation, the Third Age Trust, which provides a wide range of services and benefits. (Members who already belong to another U3A, ie dual membership", do not need to pay this.)

For new members who join on or after 1st February 2018 the membership fee covers up to 31st March 2019.

For new members who join between 1st October 2018 and 31st January 2019 the first year's membership fee is halved.

The fees include an emailed bi-monthly newsletter which informs you of what is happening in our U3A.  If you require a printed copy of the newsletter, there is an additional charge of £10.00 for the year.

A summary of the fees is as follows:

Full (email newsletter)  £20.00          (or if joining between Oct-March £10.00)

Full (printed newsletter) £30.00         (or if joining between Oct-March £15.00)

Dual (email newsletter) £16.50         (or if joining between Oct-March £10.00)

Dual (printed newsletter) £26.50       (or if joining between Oct-March £15.00)


Please note, the Gift Aid declaration below applies if you choose to select YES in the Gift Aid box on your online Application Form, or if you intend to give Gift Aid in the future. If you do not select Gift Aid, and you do not intend to give Gift Aid in the future, then you can disregard the following Gift Aid statement.

I would like Southampton U3A (registered charity no. 1057642) to treat as a Gift Aid donation my annual subscription and subsequent payments I make from the date of this declaration until I notify you otherwise. I pay UK Income Tax each year at least equal to the tax reclaimed and I will notify you if I cease to do so.



Southampton U3A will only use your email address in relation to their administration and associated activities, but it will be the main method of communication.


We encourage all members to provide an emergency contact number of someone who is unlikely to be participating in a U3A activity at the same time as yourself.  This will only be used in case of emergency during U3A activities (e.g. someone taken ill, or had an accident).


By submission of the online joining form you agree to the inclusion of your details in the Southampton U3A membership website database. The database will only be used for administration purposes in line with the Southampton U3A Data Protection Policy, a copy of which can be viewed here.


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Speakers at General Meetings
This is the last year in which I will be organising speakers. If you are interested in this important role, please conta.... read more
Posted by Mary Gunn on 26th April 2018