Welcome to Evesham U3A
Are you retired or semi-retired and looking for things to inspire you, keep you fit and healthy and your brain active? Do you live in the Evesham area, and do you wish to meet others who share your interests and enthusiasms? If so, you have come to the right place!
Our annual Open Day is due to be held on Wednesday 6th November from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. This provides you with an opportunity to talk to Group Leaders (or the group's representative) and find out what is on offer. Committee members will be in attendance too. If we do not yet offer the activity in which you are interested, let us know, and we will see what can be done to put you in touch with other like-minded members. (See further information below.)
Evesham and District U3A
Our U3A was started with a handful of people in 2001 and has now grown to over 1100 members. The organisation was set up to serve people in their 'third age' i.e. those who are now retired or semi-retired. No qualifications are required for membership, nor are there any qualifications on offer. All learning is learning for its own sake. The U3A is a mutual aid organisation which offers opportunities for members to learn from each other. Everyone is able to participate and contribute their own particular skills, knowledge and experience.
We have around 80 interest groups with activities ranging from the physical, including walking and dancing, through crafts and music to the academic, such as language-learning and history. Full details can be found on the Groups page. The aim is to encourage people to keep learning, to have fun and to remain socially connected.
These meetings with a programme of talks, are held in the Town Hall at 2 o'clock on the first Wednesday of every month, except January. Admission is free to members and refreshments (also free of charge) are available at the end. The list of talks and speakers for the next few months is shown under Events.
On the first Wednesday in November, instead of the regular monthly meeting, we hold an Open Day in our usual venue. The Group Leaders are there with a display of the activity of the group and will be delighted to talk to you, and maybe sign you up for their group. You can Join us on the day, becoming a member of Evesham U3A straightaway. The annual subscription (2019-20) is £11 for an individual and £20 for joint membership.
Outings and Short Breaks
We run various Outings to places of interest, and Short Breaks and longer holidays in the UK and abroad. This information is under the Events.
Our newsletters are published quarterly in March, June, September and December. Download them from the Newsletters page.
Trustees Report Annual Report
Read the Trustees Report to AGM 2019 including both the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports.
The wider U3A
The history and background of The wider U3A