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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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About Southampton U3A

Our History

2017 is the 25th anniversary year of Southampton U3A, which first met in the autumn of 1992. 35 people attended the first meeting. In the first year there were 23 Speaker Meetings and 10 Interest Groups were started. There are now around 500 members, around 60 groups and a wide range of interests.

Our Groups

Groups are one of the main activities of a U3A. We have around 60 groups covering many different topics. Groups are run by members for members. They are one of our most popular activities but if you find the groups you want to join are full, our Groups Co-ordinators can help you start a new one. You can find out more about our groups here.

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly general meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month at St James Methodist Church Hall, Shirley. we have a varied program, with speakers on a wide range of subjects (details here)

Social programme

The Social Committee arranges a varied programme of activities throughout the year (see newsletter for details) which offer opportunities to get to know other members.

Our Newsletter

We publish our bi-monthly  newsletter at the beginning of January, March, May, July, September and November. The newsletter includes full details of local and national events, including signing–up information, as well as articles from members. The current newsletter is available here

Other information

Click the links for a copy of our Constitution or our latest Annual Report or the minutes of the AGM. For more information about the U3A movement click here.

Joining Us 

Please read the U3A principles (click here) and if you decide to join us, you can join online if you have an email address (click here) OR download a postal application form for yourself or a friend (click here).  If you wish you can first find out more at a Monthly Meeting (details) or contact our Membership Secretary, Alice Green on 023 8032 6231 or email



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