Welcome to Kettering U3A - a branch of the University of the Third Age.
U3A is a national organisation for older people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in employment, yet want to lead an active and fulfilling life.

Here at the Kettering U3A we cater for a variety of interests ranging fom physical activities, e.g. walking and gardening, to the more relaxed, e.g. French conversation, lunch club, musical circles, family history. A Newsletter is published monthly and contains details of all our interest groups, meeting dates and forthcoming events. This can be posted out to you (see below). We have monthly meetings with interesting guest speakers and regular outings to places of interest and just "nice days out".

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The venue is Open Door Church in the The Eden Centre, Montagu Street Kettering and the meeting time is 1.30 to 4.00 pm. Tea / coffee is available and there is the opportunity to find out more about the various interest groups / activities to join and also to be able to chat with other members / friends before the main event (speaker).

All members attending the monthly meeting receive a Newsletter on entry, and copies are available after the meeting from Tourist Information in Kettering for those members who are unable to attend the meeting. They are also freely available for anyone who is interested in Kettering U3A and who may wish to join us.

Kettering U3A is an excellent way of making new friends as well as gaining new skills and interests. New members can be assured of a warm welcome so if you are interested please contact our Membership Secretary (details on the Contact page of this site) or simply come to a monthly meeting as a guest and "give us a try".

Membership fees are:

Membership £15 per year - (Half year membership from January – June is £9.50 )
Dual membership (if you already belong to another U3A) is £11.50 - (Half year membership from January – June is £6.00 )
Visitors (can attend 2 meetings only) - £2.00 per meeting.
Posted Newsletter £10 - (Half year subscription from January – June is £5)
The national magazine “U3A Matters” is also available for members on a quarterly basis. The cost of this is £2.15 per annum.

A Membership Application Form and a Membership Renewal Form can be found in the "Contact" section or the "Links" section.