Hello and welcome

The U3A is a national organisation bringing educational and social opportunities to people no longer in full-time work. It creates an environment where we can share the knowledge that we have acquired during our lives or by getting together to try something completely new.

Havant U3A has been in existence for nine years. Our monthly Monthly Meetings are held in the Bedhampton Community Centre (formerly Bedhampton Social Social Hall), Bedhampton Road, HAVANT, PO9 3ES on the third Thursday of each month, starting at 2.00pm - free tea and coffee are available. New members are welcome to attend.

Small groups meet during the month to pursue their particular interests or discuss a wide range of subjects; most of the meetings are held in members' homes. These groups are self help and self funding and rely entirely on member participation. See our list of current interest groups on the next page. We are always keen to create new interest groups, if you have some other interest idea that is not catered for. We also organise outings.

Facebook - Calling all members. Just a reminder that our Facebook group page is now live. Just click on the link (top right) and request to join and we will let you in. We will be using this page to keep you informed of our latest news and conversation. See you there!"

Covid 19 and 'face to face' Meetings.

Following the governments relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions it has been decided to hold our September 16th AGM at the Bedhampton Community Centre. Arrangements for this will be distributed shortly. Some of our Interest Groups also feel that they can meet in person, please visit the individual Group Pages on this website for more information.


To promote the U3A generally and Havant U3A in particular, I myself gave an interview to Angel Radio which was broadcast on the morning of Tuesday 1st June highlighting the benefits of membership of the U3A movement as a whole and especially our U3A. If you did not hear the broadcast and wish to do so, or if you wish to pass it to a prospective member, perhaps a friend or relation, to encourage them to join us, the link to the broadcast is on the Welcome Page (this page) of our website (top right hand corner under Links).

If you read the News, you will have seen an article in “The Weekend” on Saturday 5th June publicising the U3A movement and showing how the organisation is providing retirees with a new lease of life. The article featured Havant U3A, among others, with photographs of Jenny Bishop and Carole Cooper of the Line Dancing group and comments by Margaret Stanger and Fran McQueen.

If you have a friend or relation, who is not yet a member of our U3A, please let them know what they are missing. For minimal outlay, they can enjoy the benefits of a friendly group and enjoy new experiences that come from membership of a vibrant local organisation with so much to offer.

Best wishes,

John West (Chairman).

Havant U3A is registered as a charity and the Registered Charity Number is 1188205