Hello and Welcome to our U3A website

On this page you can discover the following ;-

  • Who we are.
  • What we do.
  • What it costs.
  • Where we meet.
  • How you can join us.


We are Exeter U3A. An organisation which welcomes people, usually over the age of fifty and retired from full time employment, to join together to learn from each other and to enjoy social activities that are of common interest. We manage our U3A through our EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Here you can read more about the ETHOS and PRINCIPLES of the U3A. To read messages from your committee click Committee news and Information

You can read Exeter U3A's Revised CONSTITUTION here and full information about the U3A's Aims and Objectives can be found on the THE THIRD AGE TRUST web site.

WHAT WE DO - and The Groups That Run Currently.

To view a list of current groups click 'Groups' at the top of this page or click Groups here..

We form interest groups, which are led by members with relevant knowledge, experience or simply interest in the subject. There are also social activities such as walking groups, lunch clubs and Bridge groups. We also produce a Bimonthly NEWSLETTER.


We have a project team who are developing links with Exeter University. The University provides lectures for us and we get invited to take part in research projects. See Exeter University Liaison.


There is an annual subscription per member. New members registering from April 1st 2018 for the period up until 31st March 2019 will pay £18. If you join a group that meets in a room that incurs a hire fee then you will be asked to pay £1 per month, per group you attend, towards the cost of that fee (In arrears quarterly). NB this extra contribution made by members towards room hire does NOT cover the full cost of the hire but supports the committee in covering the full costs.

Current members who renew their membership before March 31st 2018 can get a discount on the annual membership fee.

See the link entitled "proposed fees" on the Hot News page.

The subscription covers such things as running expenses, booking of rooms (see above). contributions to the central organization. Group members are expected to fund consumables. For clarification of these costs please ask the treasurer, a member of the committee, or the membership secretary.


Our Monthly Meeting is held at THE MINT METHODIST CHURCH, Fore Street, Exeter. The various Interest Groups meet in member's homes, at Exeter College or the Baptist Church's site at Palace Gate. Additional venues are notified in the current newsletter.


Please go to our CONTACT page for this information.