We are a mutual self-help organisation of people who are retired or semi-retired, there is no lower or upper age limit.

The Macclesfield U3A offers to it's current membership of around 500 members, over forty-two groups, covering a whole range of activities including, outdoor pursuits, arts and crafts, languages, the sciences, sports, social activities, music, photography, literature and much more.

We come together to learn, share our knowledge with others and to keep active. We do not run formal courses or examinations or award certificates and no qualifications are necessary to join. However, you will learn a lot, gain much enjoyment and make many friends, from all walks of life. New groups are created based on the interests of the members.

The membership fee is £28.00 per annum, which covers the period from April 1st to March 31st each year.

A member may attend any number of activity groups, for those groups which meet in an outside venue ie Church or Village halls, Leisure centre/Playing fields an additional payment of 50p per member per meeting will be charged.

All activity groups may request a small contribution towards refreshments.

Many groups meet in the houses of members, although some activities because of their nature or numbers of members attending are held at various venues and halls in and around Macclesfield.

Macclesfield U3A is a charity in its own right and is run entirely by volunteers, drawing upon the knowledge and skills of our members to manage and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. We are just one branch forming part of the international organisation The University of the 3rd Age (U3A).

To download a New Member Application form please see the link New membership application form

Come and join us, you will be made very welcome.