Welcome to Haslemere U3A
U3A is for anyone no longer in full time employment or busy raising a family. Staying active, socialising, learning and/or having fun in our third age are our basic aims.
Founded in 1981, U3A in the UK now has more than 439,000 members. Our aim in relation to learning is to have self-help interest groups, sharing knowledge on a wide range of subjects chosen by us, with no exams and enjoyment as the main aim. However, many of our activities are not about learning.
Haslemere U3A has 600 members and more than 50 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, a farming and wildlife conservation group and a new target shooting group.
The six language groups even include new testament Greek. There are five lunch clubs (including one on Sundays for solos), six bridge groups, book groups, wine appreciation, cooking for men, table tennis, dancing, jazz appreciation, a ukulele group, art for all - and more.
There is something for everyone - for further informnation, see our Group Pages. New groups form every year and some are in the pipeline now.
If you are not yet a member, do come and join us. Membership costs just £6 per year - see our Membership page for details.
Because of the pandemic, our activities have moved temporarily on-line where appropriate, using platforms such as Zoom. Other activities have been kept on hold for the moment. The status of our Groups is shown on the Groups page. Our monthly talks are continuing via Zoom.
We are looking forward to returning to normality in September, with our Enrolment Day on 6th September, when our groups will be advertising themselves, and a Welcome Back Party for everyone on 11th October with a celebrity guest - both events will be at Haslemere Hall.