Berwick Upon Tweed

Welcome to Berwick U3A Charity 1112715

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COVID-19 UPDATE: 18th Nov 20 on behalf of the Committee

At the start of the pandemic we cancelled all meetings until further notice. We did so reluctantly, knowing that the social contact is an important element of our U3A, but there was no alternative at that time. Happily, thanks to the enthusiasm and skills of a plucky few (and to the wonders of Zoom &/or email), we've now been able to restart some things. Details are as follows:

Group Meetings: Please see individual Group pages for arrangements (if any) for meetings during the year 2020/21, noting that these may change at short notice in order to conform to government guidelines in force at any time.

Open Meetings: Some Guest Speaker talks are being arranged via Zoom. Requests for 'Expressions of interest' are sent to members in advance, & joining arrangements notified shortly before the sessions.

Group Leaders' Meeting: Arrangements to be notified in due course.

AGM: Alternative arrangements are covered in our Constitution

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The information below is generic and historic & is provided for background. Some of it may not be applicable for the duration of the pandemic:

Berwick U3A is an organisation for retired and semi-retired people living in the town, and surrounding areas. We aim to bring people together for learning, leisure, fitness and fun. We have over three hundred members and over fifty active groups, covering a huge range of interests. Each of the groups is run by a volunteer leader; any of our members can set up a group and become a group leader, as long as the chosen activity is suited to the vision of the U3A.

It is easy to join Berwick U3A. All you need to do is fill in the short application form and pay the annual fee of £xx (subject to change in light of Covid-19 driven limitations to meetings). You will then be free to join as many or as few groups as you wish. For practical reasons, some of our groups need to limit their numbers; for example, some meet in members’ homes, where space is limited. If you find that a group you are interested in is full, please contact us. There may be other members who are interested in setting up a new group.

We hold an open meeting each month, usually on the first Monday. These meetings are free of charge to members. Open meetings provide an opportunity to socialise and to enjoy presentations from invited speakers. Non-members are welcome to attend one open meeting to sample what is on offer.

Some of our activities are free, while others make a small charge to cover the cost of room hire. Outings and theatre visits are costed to cover transport, entrance fees, ticket, etc. We always aim to keep charges as low as possible. For further details check the groups.

We publish free newsletters during the year to keep you informed of our activities and events. For the most up-to-date information, please check the Notice Board on this Welcome Page, U3A News and the Events section of the website.

If you would like any further information about Berwick U3A, or have any comments or suggestions, please contact us.