Welcome to Haslemere U3A
Autumn: 6 September - 17 December 2021
Spring: 3 January - 8 April 2022
Summer: 25 April - 22 July 2022
U3A IS FOR ANYONE NO LONGER IN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT NOR BUSY RAISING A FAMILY, with no lower or upper age limits. We are NOT just for retired people - we have a number of very active members with part-time jobs.
Our aims are to stay active, socialise, learn and/or have fun in our "third age".
In relation to learning, we have self-help interest groups, sharing knowledge for its own sake on a wide range of subjects chosen by us, with no exams. However, many of our activities are not about learning.
HASLEMERE U3A has OVER 674 MEMBERS (rising each month) AND HAVE OVER 60 GROUPS, providing a wide range of stimulating activities. More than that, we believe that we have a part to play in promoting physical and mental health.
We are an independent charity ( No. 1053049 ) founded in 1995 and based at Haslemere Hall. We host monthly speakers there on varied subjects, to which all are welcome free of charge, including non-members.
Outdoor activities include five walking groups, bird watching, petanque, cycling for fun and target shooting.
The seven language Groups even include new testament Greek. There are seven lunch clubs (including one on Sundays for solos), five bridge Groups, book Groups, wine appreciation, cooking for men, table tennis, dancing, jazz appreciation, a ukulele Group, world history - and more.
THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE OUR GROUP PAGES. New Groups form every year and some are in the pipeline now. Some Groups may be full and have a waiting list.
IF YOU ARE NOT YET A MEMBER, do come and join us. Membership costs just £6 per year - see our Membership page for details. You are also welcome to come along and try us out before you join.
The status of our Groups is shown on the Groups page and you can join as many Groups as you wish. Some Groups have additional costs ( session fees ) to cover room hire or other expenses. If you are a member of another U3A, you are welcome to join our Groups, if you pay any session fees in the same way as our own members. However, if places in a Group are limited, our own members will have priority.
YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY to start a new Group if one does not exist and to use your skills within our committee to support the continued development of our U3A - we are always looking for new talent and for ways of improving.
During the covid pandemic, our activities moved temporarily on line where possible, using platforms such as Zoom, while other activities were suspended. However, we have now returned to relative normality and our membership is growing once again.
Older members with carers are welcome to bring them - carers do not need to join and are covered by our u3a insurance. Haslemere Hall and some of our other venues are suitable for wheelchair users.
WHY NOT JOIN US NOW ?
STOP PRESS : UKRAINIAN REFUGEES - We welcome Ukrainian refugees, who are excused from paying membership fees until September 2023