Mansfield & District

History of Mansfield U3A

Mansfield & District U3A was launched in May 1999 to serve those parts of west Nottinghamshire within 8 - 9 miles of Mansfield. We now have over 275 members.

What Do We Do?

Members with similar interests join together to do form common interest groups to share their knowledge, skills and experience.

Members are encouraged to contribute in an informal atmosphere. They may be a leader in an interest group one day, and a student or participant in another group the next.

They may have expertise from their working lives, out-of-work activity or an interesting hobby that they are willing to share with others.

As well as academic subjects, groups may want to develop and share practical skills, interests in social projects, cultural activities or leisure pursuits.

Pace and content of studies depend entirely on the individuals making up the interest group and you should participate in order to gain the most.

There are currently around 40 varied interest or study groups in Mansfield U3A, helping people to join-in with continuing learning in academic subjects at summer schools, social activities and hobbies with friendly, like-minded people.

Where Do We Meet?

We hold a monthly Main Meeting for all members from 10am to 12.15pm on the third Tuesday of each month (except in August and December) and usually have an invited speaker on a topic of general interest. Monthly meetings are held in the 1861 Suite at Mansfield Town Football Club, One Call Stadium, Quarry Lane, Mansfield NG18 5DA, which has full disabled access. The car park has a large capacity but we ask members to park sensibly.

The doors open at 9.45am and most group leaders try to arrive by then so that's a good time to catch them before the meeting starts. They are also there to chat and update members during the interval.