About Derby U3A

Derby u3a is alive and running

Twenty of our groups are active. Fourteen of our groups are holding Zoom meetings - these are given on our Calendar page. Other groups are keeping in touch by email, phone, Whats App and Facebook. Contact group organizers to find out what they are doing. Visit our Corona page for other information

Current Covid Guidance

Individual Group Organizers will decide if this is appropriate for their groups.


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 activitie. We welcome people of every race, gender, disability, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

Click here for information on how to JOIN


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 as 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.

Annual Review 2020

There is lots of information about what we have been doing in the last year.

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces is our monthly newsletter.

New members

We encourage and welcome new members. Click here to JOIN


This page has information relating to Derby U3A as well as links to other organisations and events which we think may be of interest to members.

Registered Charity Number 1165445