Welcome to Derby U3A

Welcome! Derby u3a is alive and running

Many of our groups are returning to face to face meetings, whilst some continue to hold Zoom meetings. Other groups are keeping in touch by email, phone, Whats App and Facebook. Contact group organizers to find out what they are doing.


Derby u3a was founded in 1985. It is part of a worldwide organisation and is a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for retired, semi-retired and about-to-retire people of any age to participate in learning, social and recreational activities. We welcome people of every race, gender, disability, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We have a wide-ranging selection of interest groups. All our activities are led by unpaid volunteers who encourage all members to participate in the group. No qualifications are required, and none are given. Click Groups for more info.

Monthly meetings
Each month we hold a meeting of general interest with a visiting speaker. It is aimed at bringing members together, publicising the activities of the Groups, and giving members a sense of fellowship in the U3A. We welcome non-members to attend one or two of these meetings in order to meet members and group organisers, and to get a feel of what the U3A has to offer before joining. Details can be found on the Events page.

New members
New members are very welcome. You can join existing groups or talk to us about setting up a new one with people who share your interests. Click here to JOIN or contact the Membership Secretary for more information.

Derby u3a News
Derby u3a News is our monthly newsletter and is sent either by email or post to all members who wish to receive a copy. It contains information about current events, u3a news, and our groups' activities.

This page has latest information about Derby U3A as well as links to other organisations and current events which may be of interest.

Visit our Facebook page
Derby members can also join our private Facebook group from our public page.

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