Welcome to the Forest of Dean U3A - a branch of the University of the Third Age. We are one of over 900 U3As in Britain and in April 2015 we celebrated our 25th anniversary. We currently have around 250 members involved in more almost 30 activity groups.
The U3A is a national organisation for older people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in employment, yet want to lead an active and fulfilling life. At the Forest of Dean U3A we have a range of groups catering for a variety of interests; click on the 'Groups' button and look at the kinds of things we do. A Newsletter is published monthly and contains details of all our interest groups, meeting dates and forthcoming events.
We hold a Monthly General Meeting (often involving a guest speaker) which is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Lydney Town Hall (1:45pm start). There is the opportunity to find out more about the various interest groups / activities, to join the Forest of Dean U3A and to chat with other members / friends before the main speaker. There is limited car parking at the Town Hall but there is a public car park at the Library - the post code is GL15 5DY. Go to the "Events" page to see the list of upcoming talks at the General meetings.
Forest of Dean U3A is an excellent way of making new friends as well as gaining new skills and interests. New members can be assured of a warm welcome so if you are interested please contact our Membership Secretary (see Contact Page) or simply come to a monthly meeting as a guest and "give us a try".
The annual membership fee is £10 per year from 1 July – 30 June. An Application form can be found by clicking the link on the right (if you want to fill it out prior to attending a group).
To see some of our activities click on the pictures below and use the arrow keys to scroll through them.