Welcome to the Web-site for Whickham and District U3A
The University of the Third Age
The U3A is a learning organisation made up of independent groups run by their members. Members are normally retired or semi-retired from paid employment, and wish to use some of their leisure time to acquire new skills and help others to do the same. To find out more about the history and ethos of the U3A, follow the link below to the web-site for the Third Age Trust
Our local organisation has over 320 members from the area around Whickham, including Blaydon, Dunston, Lobley Hill, Marley Hill,and Winlaton. Our main activities centre on the Subject Groups. Some information about those which are currently running can be found on the Groups page. We have regular monthly general meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at which talks and occasional social events take place. On the 4th Wednesday of each month we hold coffee mornings for members to socialise and obtain details of current and future events. See the Events page for details.
How to Join
Our annual membership fee is £15 due on 1st January each year and the charge for attendance at the monthly meetings is £1 to cover the cost of hall hire and refreshments. The Subject Groups are self-financing; members of Groups who meet in members' houses pay 50p for refreshments and members of Groups requiring the use of a hall for their activities pay the appropriate amount to cover the cost of the hire of the hall or other expenses. If you are interested in joining, please use the Contact page to get in touch with the Membership Secretary by telephone or e-mail. We look forward to hearing from you.