Welcome to Gainsborough u3a

We are a small, friendly group of people; all different and with a variety of interests, What keeps us together is that we all want to have fun, join interesting groups and have the chance to hear a variety of speakers, one each month. We have over 100 members altogether; about half come to our Thursday talks. Some of our interest groups have more than twenty in them, others just four.

As in the case of all u3as a small yearly membership is charged (please see joining page for further details). This gives you the chance to attend all we offer: both monthly meetings and as many or as few interest groups as you want.

All our interest groups are run by our own members; the person who heads up each group is called a Convenor. They are not teachers but are interested in the subject of the group and are happy to lead when supported by the rest of the group. It is a very sociable way of doing things: helping and learning from each other.

Our interest groups are varied as you will see from the list on the groups page: from indoor Kurling to music appreciation; art to theatre visits; reading to cycling - to name but a few.

Any member can set up an interest group. At present we would love someone with musical ability to help form a singing group.

How do you know if you can become a member?
Are you 45 or over and not in full time employment? Then you can join us.

If you are interested, you can come and see what we are like. Your first visit is free and you can see if our u3a group is for you.

We meet on the second Thursday of the month, upstairs in the large meeting room of Gainsborough Methodist Church, North Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2HP, at 10am. There is a lift to the room, should it be needed. The official part of the meeting commences at 10.20am and we usually have finished by 11.45am, but do join us from 10am onwards for a cup of tea/coffee and a chat.

Don't be hesitant. You will find someone to greet you at the door. Explain to them that it is your first visit and we will do our best to show you round and introduce you to other members.

We look forward to seeing you.