Bromsgrove U3A wishes you a warm welcome to our website.

Our group offers a wide range of leisure and study activities, providing you with the opportunity to broaden your horizons, by involving yourself in new learning experiences, meeting and making new friends, developing skills and sharing your talents with others.

Our main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those who are now retired or semi-retired, emphasis being placed on making learning active and fun as well as helping in developing friendships. We have a wide range of groups to explore. Please take a look at our Groups Page.

Bromsgrove U3A began in 1984 and currently we have 267 members and over thirty groups for you to join. Participation in Group activities requires full U3A membership.

Main meetings are generally held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, starting 14:00 at the 'Artrix', Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ. These meetings provide an opportunity to hear a variety of speakers and to meet other members over refreshments. The current programme, including forthcoming outings, can be found on the Events page.

The Annual Membership fee remains at £27. If joining from the 1st of May, the cost will be £21 and £15 if joining after the 1st of September. This covers the national affiliation fee and open meetings. It also entitles members to attend the fortnightly speaker events and provides the opportunity to join any Groups in which you may have an interest. Local newsletters are also provided.

Any new member wishing to join should arrive at the 'Artrix' by 13:30. Visitors usually attend up to 3 taster sessions before joining and pay £3 per visit. If attending an interest group meeting, visitors will be required to pay towards refreshments and if applicable, a contribution towards room hire. After three visits in total, it is expected that a Visitor will join as a member and pay the appropriate fee.

There are no formal qualifications needed for membership, but members are invited to volunteer to give talks, act as co-ordinations or generally help in the running of their own group.

Occasionally, members are required to act as chaperones to visitors.

Should you have any further questions, you may also request information via our Contacts Page.

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