Welcome to the website of Lancaster and Morecambe U3A.
What we do
We are a self-help organisation providing a shared learning experience for all those who are retired or semi-retired. We have over 1,400 members, around 100 interest groups covering a wide range of subjects, and a lively programme of social events. Our aim is to help members pursue and share their interests, acquire new skills and knowledge, and make new friends in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
Learning with the U3A is very relaxed. Every interest group is managed by its members. The direction of the group and the level at which it works are decided entirely by the members of the group. Members can participate in as many groups as they wish and new groups are positively encouraged.
For more information about what we do, read the Introduction to LMU3A booklet.
Membership is open to all those who are retired or semi-retired.
There are no qualifications required and no entrance requirements. People of all backgrounds, ethnicity and beliefs are welcome. Many of our members live within the Lancaster and Morecambe area, but there are no geographical limits, and our membership is drawn from throughout the surrounding area. We do our best to support those with sensory or physical issues.
You are welcome to come and visit any of our groups and events before you join. This is a good way to get a taste of what we do and how we do it and see if it is the right thing for you. Please contact our Groups Coordinator to arrange a taster visit. You are also welcome to come to one of our Monthly Meetings which you needn't book in advance. If you decide that you want to join us, visit the Membership page for more information or download the membership application form and send it back to us.
When you join, there are a host of jobs to choose from if you want to get more involved. You can set up and lead a new group, help arrange trips and social outings, become a Committee member, produce and deliver our monthly diary and newsletter, whatever you wish. We really are self-help!
Browse our site
- Get up to date news and information about our U3A.
- Read about other educational activities in Newslink.
- Find out about the many and varied activities and groups we run.
- Read our varied programme of educational events and trips.
- Visit a monthly meeting in either Lancaster or Morecambe.
- Get advice about joining or renewing your membership.
- Download documents that you need.
- Contact us about anything to do with the U3A.
- Read more about U3A.