Long Eaton & District


Open Meetings have been cancelled until further notice

Coronavirus Update

Some groups are meeting using our ZOOM licence. Please see the Diary on the EVENTS tab for our full schedule.


PLEASE NOTE - Open Meetings due to be held at West Park Leisure Centre are cancelled until further notice. This decision was taken at the Committee meeting in March and is in line with the latest advice available.

Following our meeting, the Committee also strongly recommends that all interest group meetings are cancelled until further notice.

The Drama Group has decided that they will not be proceeding with their forthcoming production
The Fine Dining and Theatre Groups have cancelled their forthcoming events
All Gardening Group meetings have been cancelled for the time being.

The Interest Group Leaders meeting scheduled for Friday 20th March has been postponed and will be held later

All further Beacon training has been put on hold for the time being

Ordinarily we would have held our AGM in May but it was postponed and completed 21Aug20 - see AGM tab for details.


Welcome to the Long Eaton & District U3A website.

We were established in 2007 and are part of a world-wide organisation dedicated to retired and semi-retired people who, after the completion of many years of employment, wish to continue to learn new interests in the company of others. We aim to encourage both study and leisure activities in a wide range of topics. U3As such as ours, draw on the knowledge, experience and skills of their members to organise and lead these various groups for the benefit of the membership.

To join any of the interest groups it is a requirement of the Third Age Trust that you first have to become a fully paid-up member of Long Eaton & District U3A otherwise you will not be covered by our Third Party insurance. Please click on MEMBERSHIP in CONTACTS to send an e-mail for more information.

Since we learn only for the pleasure of it, no qualifications are required to join and none are given.

At Long Eaton we have a range of Interest Groups plus a monthly Open Meeting, on the third Wednesday of the month at West Park Leisure Centre, where we can all meet together and enjoy an interesting speaker. Why not come along as a visitor to an Open Meeting to find out more about us, make friends and develop new interests?

Once a year we also have an Interest Group Fair when all members are invited to come along and meet informally with group leaders.