Welcome to Derby U3A

Welcome to Derby u3a

This year we are focussing on the National u3a 40th Anniversary celebrations. In particular, we are aiming to increase awareness of the u3a, as well as our membership numbers, by having a stall at two local events: Oakfest and the Chaddesden Big One. We'll be participating in the 40th Anniversary Celebration Week by hosting an Afternoon Tea for members and guests of Derby u3a and the Derbyshire Network of u4as in September.

Most of our groups have returned to face to face meetings after the lifting of Covid restrictions.
A few groups continue to hold Zoom meetings. Contact group organizers to find out what they are doing.


About Derby u3a
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 and giving members a sense of fellowship in the U3A. We welcome non-members to attend one or two of these meetings ito 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. New members also have the opportunity to find out more about what we offer at regular new member meetings.

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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