Welcome to Gainsborough U3A

Gainsborough U3A has been running for nearly 20 years and on average has about 170 members. Since January 1st 2019 we are a registered charity group which ensures that we are run effectively and efficiently. Our secretary has worked very hard with the Charity Commission to enable us to gain this status.

At least 80 of us meet once a month to socialise and hear a visiting speaker. The range of talks can be seen when you click on EVENTS (above).

We are a very sociable and supportive U3A group, whose members work well together.

Some people join just to come to the monthly meetings but most join because they wish to take part in one or more of the interest groups we have on offer: from art to music appreciation, family and local history to kurling and gardening - to name but a few. Each group is run by its own members drawing upon their knowledge, experience, skills and enthusiasm.

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

Members are not limited to the interest groups of their own U3A. They may join groups run by other U3As in the Lincolnshire Neigbouhood to which we belong. The only proviso is that members have got in touch with that U3A and ascertained that the group they would like to join is not full. A link to the full list of all interest groups run is available when you click on the "Groups" page above..

U3A clubs are for people over 45 and not in full time employment. If that is you, and you are interested in seeing for yourself what we are like, 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.

If you decide to come and see us, you will find that you will be greeted at the door, then someone will show you round and help you discover all the groups and events we have on offer. This introductory meeting does not commit you to joining: you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst browsing the literature on display and chatting to people, before the talk begins.

On joining a U3A club, one is welcomed as a member of an ever-growing organisation with over 850 U3A's in the U.K and around some 280000 members.

We look forward to seeing you.