Welcome to Haslemere U3A
U3A IS FOR ANYONE NO LONGER IN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT NOR BUSY RAISING A FAMILY, with no lower age limit. 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, some of our activities are not about learning.
HASLEMERE U3A has OVER 600 MEMBERS and MORE THAN 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 a new target shooting Group.
The six language Groups even include new testament Greek. There are six 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, art for all, 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. Starting this September, there will be coffee mornings for new members.
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 ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING WITH A FLOURISH TO NORMALITY IN SEPTEMBER, with our ENROLMENT DAY on 6th September, when our Groups will be advertising themselves, and a WELCOME BACK PROSECCO PARTY for everyone on 11th October with a celebrity guest - both events will be at Haslemere Hall.
WHY NOT JOIN US NOW ?