Dereham

Welcome

Unfortunately our monthly meeting at the Memorial Hall and most of our activities have been curtailed for the time being due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

We are now holding our monthly meeting by ZOOM on the second Thursday of each month. Members who have notified the Membership Secretary of their e mail address receive an invite with the ZOOM log in details prior to the meeting. If you haven't already done so please let the Membership Secretary have your e mail address so you don't miss out. The Membership Secretary can be contacted via the CONTACT page of this website.

Virtual COFFEE MORNINGS by ZOOM have been suggested as another means by which members can maintain contact. Please go to the NEWS page of the website for more information.

We are continuously monitoring the situation and as soon as Government advice allows, U3A activities will restart. The New committee is working hard to keep things running as smoothly as possible in these challenging times.

TO ENSURE THAT YOU DO NOT MISS OUT ON THE LATEST NEWS PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALSO LOOK AT THE NEWS PAGE AND THE EVENTS PAGE

The NEWS Page has details, news and reports of special interest groups together with descriptions of recent group activities.

The EVENTS page will give you details of the regular monthly meetings and notice of, talks and organised outings to places of interest and entertainment.

The GROUPS page lists all the Dereham U3A activity groups together with the contact details.

If you are thinking of coming along to Dereham U3A to be a member you will be welcome at our monthly meetings when they restart. We have a "welcoming team" to make sure you feel at home from your first visit.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2021/2022 ARE DETAILED BELOW.

Membership (Current members) for 2021/2022. FREE...FREE...FREE...(AUTOMATIC RENEWAL)

Membership for 2021/2022 for LAPSED OR NEW MEMBERS. £10

Membership if you are a member of another U3A branch. LAPSED OR NEW MEMBERS £6.50

Subscription to “U3A Third Age Matters” magazine. £3.00

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a "self-help, self-managed community co-operative" dedicated to lifelong learning for those of us in our Third Age. We define the Third Age as the period after the First Age of childhood dependences, and the Second Age of full- time employment and parenthood . It follows that there is no lower or upper limit on the age at which you can join U3A .

We aim to provide opportunities to get together for enjoyment and entertainment and to share learning experiences in a wide range of specific-interest groups.

We have a monthly meeting with a speaker, and refreshments, open to all members, and we organise outings to places of general interest. We pursue learning and new experiences; not for qualification, but for fun, using the personal experience of our members

We are one of the biggest U3A’s in Norfolk with 580 members and 48 groups. The U3A initiative in Britain has 1050 U3A’s and 440,000 members. Each U3A is autonomous but follows the U3A ethos.

Members also enjoy a monthly newsletter free of charge, and regular updates between meetings by e mail and this web-site.

The Memorial Hall, Norwich St, Dereham is the venue for our monthly meetings, on the Second Thursday of the month, and talks commence at 2pm. The doors open at 1.15pm to allow time for a chat and an opportunity to talk to Committee members and Group Convenors, read notices and sign up for outings. An admission fee of £1 is charged, this includes the talk and refreshments.

So when the Covid 19 restrictions are relaxed please do come and join us at our next meeting and see how we work. If you want to join a group and it's full or you want to start a completely different group - consider starting a new one!

MEMBERSHIP and MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

There is a link on this page to the membership application form 2021.