We are a self-help organisation of people who are retired or semi-retired,there is no lower or upper age limit.
A lively group of around 500 members and over forty-five activity groups,offering a whole range of activities including, outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, languages, the sciences, sports, social activities, music, photography, literature and much more.

We come together to learn, share our knowledge with others and to keep active. We do not run formal courses or examinations or award certificates and no qualifications are necessary to join. However, you will learn a lot, gain much enjoyment and make many friends, from all walks of life.

Macclesfield U3A is a charity in its own right and is run entirely by volunteers, drawing upon the knowledge and skills of our members to manage and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. We are just one branch forming part of the international organisation The University of the 3rd Age (U3A).

Many groups meet in the houses of members, although some activities because of their nature or numbers of members attending are held at various venues and halls in and around Macclesfield. Generally there is no additional charge to the member if the activity group meet in a hired hall /room.

The membership fee is £26.00 per annum, which covers the period from April 1st to March 31st each year.

Membership is open to anyone in their Third Age and not in full time employment.

A member may attend any number of activity groups, provided there is room available. Generally there are no additional contributions unless the activity is Luncheon Talks, Theatre Goers, Ten Pin Bowling, Diners Group or the group is visiting an external exhibition requiring purchased tickets or transport.
Activity groups may request a small contribution towards refreshments.

To download a New Member Application form or a Membership Renewal form please see the link.

Come and join us, you will be made very welcome.