Lancaster & Morecambe

About U3A

More information about the internal workings of our U3A and how we link to the regional and national network.

Lancaster and Morecambe U3A
We are a self-help, voluntary organisation with no religious or political affiliations.

We have about 1,400 members.

As an independent, self-governing, charitable body, we are run by a committee drawn from the membership according to the rules of our Constitution. We also publish detailed policy guidance on a number of issues for the benefit of our members.

Every January, we hold our Annual General Meeting, which forms part of the monthly meeting. Reports are made to members, committee members are elected, and it is one of many opportunities for members to influence the way we do things.

Bay Network

We are a member of an informal grouping of U3As in the Morecambe Bay area.

The Bay Network terms of reference are to act as a forum for the exchange of news, information, events and ideas. The constituent U3As are:

The membership totals over 4,000. For more information please email our Bay Network representative.

North West Region of U3As

We are a member of the North West Region of U3As.

The region includes the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire plus the Metropolitan Boroughs within Greater Manchester and Merseyside and all contiguous Unitary Authorities. There are 99 U3As within the North West Region with around 42,000 members.

The region publishes a newsletter and members can receive it by signing up to the U3A NW Region mailing list.

Third Age Trust

We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust which is the national body that brings together U3As throughout the UK.

The Third Age Trust has more than 400,000 members and over 1,000 U3As and is itself part of a world-wide U3A movement.

TAT provides helpful advice, guidance and resources for its members. Any member can sign up for its National U3A Newsletter. Our U3A is keen to promote research and anyone, whether a member or not, can explore the national U3A Research Database.

For more information about anything U3A don't hesitate to contact our Chair or Information Officer.