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Annual Bulletin New members receive a copy of the Annual Bulletin, a comprehensive guide to all our groups. You can join as many groups as you like, space permitting. We also publish a Newsletter four times a year. They are sent to members by email but if you would like to receive them by post, we ask you to pay £12 towards the additional costs and you must join/renew by post (option 2 below).

Members also receive, five times a year by post, the magazine Third Age Matters, published by the National u3a.

Our membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August. In view of the cost of living crisis, if you think you may have difficulty with the payment of the 2022/23 subscription rates, then please email the Chair in confidence.


Gift Aid - If you are a UK taxpayer, and pay more Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in one tax year, Bristol u3a can reclaim tax equal to 1/4 of your subscription at no cost to you. Gift Aid really helps to keep your subscription as low as possible. It is necessary to tick the box every year in order to assure HMRC you are still alive! For joint membership, where only one of you is eligible for Gift Aid, please put that person's name first. Only complete the section on Gift Aid if you are happy for the data to be transferred to HMRC electronically.


Membership fees for 2022 - 2023 as agreed at the AGM held 21st June 2022

Individual membership is £20 (or £32 for Newsletters by post). This is reduced to £13 (£25 with newsletter) if you are already a member of another branch of the u3a.

Joint Membership (two people at the same address) is £34 (or £46 for Newsletters by post). This is reduced to £23 (£35 with newsletter) if you are already members of another branch of the u3a.

If you are a new member joining after 1st July 2022 your membership will run until the end of August 2023.

If one of you is eligible for Gift Aid, please renew using that member's details. Please read the Gift Aid requirement (above).


Membership Subscription Options

Option 1 - Join or renew online

Please take care filling in your details: the form is case-sensitive. Double-check that you have used upper and lower-case correctly especially for your email address. In the event of problems, here is a step-by-step guide to help you.

If renewing, you will need your membership number, which is on your current card. If you have lost it, just click here to ask for your membership number.

Joint members may renew this way only if they are remaining as joint members. If not, go to option 2.

The Bristol u3a payment page is hosted by Paypal, but this does not make any difference to you as a member - you can pay using a debit or credit card by choosing to “Check out as a Guest”. You will find this option at the bottom of the page.

PayPal will not open a PayPal account for you when you use your credit or debit card. However, they will retain the information you provide in accordance with their Privacy Policy which enables them to monitor the use of PayPal for risk management purposes.

After joining or renewing, you will receive a confirmation from the Bristol u3a PayPal account that your payment has been processed successfully.

You will also receive an email from Bristol u3a with your membership card attached. You may be asked to show it at meetings – you can either show the card on your smartphone or print a copy. If this email does not come within a few minutes, let us know.


New Members - join here

Current Members - renew here


Option 2 - Join or renew by post and pay by cheque

Download the application form, and once completed post it, with your cheque and a stamped addressed envelope, to the Membership Secretary, whose address is on the form.


CURRENT MEMBERS - Do you need to UPDATE your contact information?
It only takes a moment to use this link to let us know your change of address, phone or email. If you are a group convenor or leader and change your email address, please also inform the Website Editor so that she can change your "Pigeon Post".


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