Lancaster & Morecambe


We regret to announce that, with effect from 17 March 2020, all Lancaster and Morecambe U3A group meetings, monthly meetings, and educational trips and events have been cancelled due to coronavirus.

Further details and advice are available on the News Page.


Welcome to the website of Lancaster and Morecambe U3A.

What we do

Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park 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.

Join us

Punch and Judy show at Morecambe 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

Lancaster Castle Gatehouse Please browse our site to see what we do. You can: