Daventry & District


Welcome to the Daventry & District U3a

To see the Lockdown Learn Laugh Live members' page. Click on the link on the right

All monthly meetings are suspended for the time being. For information on group meetings, contact the group leader. Contact details are on the GROUPS page of this website or email: daventryu3a@gmail.com

Joining for the first time

You can download a new membership application form by clicking on the link to the right. Forms are also normally available at the General Meeting on the third Thursday in the month or by contacting a committee member by email on: daventryu3a@gmail.com or call 01327 261848.

The U3A provides an opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to meet in a friendly environment and pursue their interests in the creative and leisure areas of their choice. No qualifications are required to join the U3A and there are no examinations. We draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of our members to propose, organise and participate in the interest groups. We all learn from each other and have fun on the way. The U3A's approach is: Learn, Laugh and Live!

There are many U3A organisations in the UK and throughout the world, from Australia to California and the number is growing all of the time. All U3A’s are charities in their own right and are run entirely by local volunteers. A typical U3A has about 350 members but could be as small as 12 or as large as 2000. Join us and the growing list of nearly 350,000 members in over a 1,000 separate U3A’s throughout the UK today.

Our U3a has around 300 members from Daventry and the surrounding area and we are still growing. In normal times, MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the third Thursday of the month, 2 - 4pm at the Community Centre, Ashby Rd, Daventry NN11 0QD. There is a varied programme of speakers and entertainment, followed by refreshments and an opprtunity to meet other members and the Committee and get further information. See our Notices and Events pages for news and up to date information.

Our 30 plus INTEREST GROUPS include art, languages, history, bridge, card making, photography, walking and folk dancing as well as many more. See our GROUPS page for our current list and details of how to get in touch and join a group. Our SOCIAL GROUPS include a supper club and a monthly get together over lunch "screenchat"". We also have a varied programme of OUTINGS and THEATRE TRIPS. Full details can be found on the EVENTS page.
There is a monthly newsletter available on-line which contains a full list and timetable of the interest groups as well as other useful information and news. To find a newsletter, click on the link on the NEWSLETTER page. Members also receive a monthly email with a link to the newsletter. Paper copies are available by request at the Thursday monthly meetings.

Membership is just £20.00 per year. This gives members access to the interest groups, free entry to the monthly meetings with speakers and refreshments and copies of the monthly newsletter and the national U3a magazine: Third Age Matters. All this with the opportunity to meet people and make new friends.