U3A was set up in the UK by three recently retired friends in 1982 as a informal learning co-operative of older people. U3A enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Activities are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly, often in each others' homes. Members, through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience, learn from each other.
If you are retired or semi-retired but would like to keep your mind and your social life active we would be delighted to welcome you to Arun Valley U3A. Our membership stands at about 120 people who mostly live in and around Petworth, Fittleworth, Pulborough, Storrington, West Chiltington and Billingshurst.
By meeting in each others' homes we are able to keep the annual membership fee down to only £10 per person with a 20p contribution per meeting to our hosts who provide tea, coffee and biscuits. For groups which prefer a larger venue we surcharge each group member £7 per year to partly offset our hall hire costs.
To see details of our current groups please click on "Groups" from our main menu. Our current selection is shown there. Clicking on a Group name will display some further information.
We always like to welcome new members. To register your interest please contact us using the form at the foot of our Contacts page. You might like to include your phone number too.