Welcome to Newmarket U3A

Registered Charity Number 1183168

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. No qualifications are needed or given, it’s all for fun, to share and laugh and maybe learn new things, meet people and make friends. Come and join us!

Input and support from members is always welcome and appreciated, as it this which makes our U3A lively and interesting.

We hope very much that you will become involved in our group and share your interests with us.


Newmarket U3A’s activities

Joining Newmarket U3A provides you with the ability to become involved in a variety of activities.

Each month we hold a monthly general meeting we call a "Speaker Meeting" for all members and potential members, with a guest speaker presenting various topics, followed by a chat and a free cup of tea or coffee. We have brief group updates and information about wider U3A activities and Committee members will always be on hand to meet and greet, answer any queries you might have, and introduce you to other members.

The annual membership fee of £10 paid in August enables you to attend the monthly Speaker Meetings and gives you the opportunity to join additional events for all members, such as the annual lunch and both summer and winter trips, with costs varying according to activity. See EVENTS/TRIPS.

In addition to the monthly meeting and annual member events, members can enjoy access to all, or any, of the Groups that interest you. Activities range from presentations, often given by U3A members, to more practical involvement such as drama. Group meetings make a small charge towards expenses, depending on the venue (£1.00 to £2.00) and several venues include free tea and coffee. Members may enjoy up to three trial 'taster' sessions at any Group, without charge, by agreement with the appropriate Group Co-ordinator See GROUPS.

Group Co-ordinators may also organise trips for their Groups. These may either use the 'Gredley Provision', where the U3A is supplied with a mini-bus belonging to the Gredley Charitable Trust, providing free transport, or be “self-drive” visits, with the Group organising its own transport. Other charges for entrance and coach hire fees may also apply for some Group events. If there are spare places these are made available to members of other Groups

A Newsletter is published quarterly, and emailed to all members that can receive it, while for others, printed copies may be collected by prior arrangement or posted.

Finding you way around the Newmarket U3A website

To learn more about the U3A, its activities and the benefits of membership use the buttons at the top of the page or the labels in the text below.

  • NEWS For the latest quarterly Newsletter and messages. During the Covid-19 Lockdown and suspension of meetings we are issuing shorter, more frequent emailed news, see E-News. See Facebook for regular postings about some of our recent events on our Facebook page. Take a look at our Yearbook 2018-2019 for a review of the year's events from August 2018 to July 2019.
  • GROUPS and the page for each Group will show you our various regular activities and how to contact each group coordinator. You can join all or any of the Groups that interest you. There is a small charge for each group meeting of only £1 to £2 depending on venue.
  • EVENTS tab for a list of forthcoming general meetings for all members: "Speaker Meetings", Trips and other Events.
  • JOIN US tab tells you about membership and how to join. Download a membership form here. The annual subscription fee is £10.00
  • CONTACT to send us an email. Email Membership Secretary via this page to request more information, or send you a membership form to join the U3A. See the JOIN US page.
  • CALENDARS for the Annual Calendar of all types of meetings and details of time and location.
  • LINKS you can select the current and previous Newsletters, Calendars, Committee Members and Group Leaders, and other documents and forms.