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!"

Welcome to Havant U3A.

Although the ghost of Covid still hovers over us, it is to be hoped that we shall never again be subject to the disruptive effects of a lock down.

Although Havant U3A adapted well to the changes forced upon us with the benefit of Zoom technology, we are now in the process of recovery. Our outdoor groups are now functioning normally and most of our indoor groups are performing well.

We welcome a number of new members and we hope that they will quickly integrate into our U3A and participate fully in the interest groups on offer.

We welcome fresh ideas and if any of our members, new or returning, feel that there is no group suitable for their needs and they are prepared to initiate one, we are more than happy to offer our support. Simply contact our Groups Co-ordinator Bob Child directly or by using the link on the Contact Page .

We have a full programme of monthly talks arranged by Elizabeth Jorge coving a wide range of topics and, of course, we have our Christmas party with delicious party food and entertainment to look forward to on Friday 17 December at Bedhampton Community Centre. Tickets are on sale now from me at a cost of £10.00

If you have a friend or relation, who is not yet a member of our U3A, please let them know what they are missing. Our members are learning, staying active and having fun in later life.

For minimal outlay, they can enjoy the benefits of a friendly group and enjoy the experiences that come from membership of a vibrant local group with so much to offer.

Why not explore new ideas, learn new skills and develop your interests with us?

Best wishes,

John West (Chair).

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