Berwick Upon Tweed

Welcome to Berwick U3A Charity 1112715

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STOP-PRESS, 17 Mar 20, on behalf of the Committee:

Following the latest government guidelines, the following will be cancelled until further notice

Open meetings
Group leader's meeting
AGM - alternative arrangements are covered in our Constitution
Group meetings

We do this reluctantly, knowing that the social contact is an important element of our U3A. There is no alternative given the current situation.


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 £13. 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.