Oldham, and the other towns of the district, sits at the foot of the Pennine Hills, its name deriving from the Old Norse, Aldehulme. In the late 19th century it was considered to be the centre of the world’s cotton spinning industry and is equally famous for its engineering innovation and production.
The U3A is a self-funded, self-managed organisation. Its continued aim is to promote educational, creative and leisure opportunities for anybody not in full time employment, the aim being that we learn together and teach each other. The U3A approach to learning is – learning for pleasure with an emphasis on informality. There are no assessments or qualifications to be gained. U3A activities offer a good opportunity to get out of the house and meet people.
Oldham & District U3A was launched in the autumn of 2009 and now has more than six hundred members and an ever expanding list of interest groups. These are mostly small friendly get-togethers consisting of about 4 to 10 members, although some, like Walking, have about 40 members. It only takes two people to form a group and group meetings can be held anywhere, at any time you choose, on any subject or interest you wish.
We meet together on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.00am at our venue: The Millennium Centre, Featherstall Road North, Oldham, OL9 6QB (please see link attached to this page for details of location). New members will be able to talk to the committee and be introduced to others. The monthly meeting includes refreshments, a guest speaker and information on the various activities you may enjoy. Please note that the May and June meetings have been changed to Tuesday, 7th May and Tuesday, 18th June.
For further information about our new venue please also see link on this page which includes a photograph of the Centre and important details of transport links.
Oldham & District U3A is now a participating member of the Greater Manchester U3A network, which is a network of mutually supportive U3A groups from the Greater Manchester Region. For further information and event details please click on the website link on this page.
If you think the U3A might be for you come to one of our meetings and you will be sure of a warm welcome.
Membership for 2018/19 costs £15.00 a year per person. A membership form can be viewed and downloaded from the Contact Page.
If you are a current UK taxpayer you have the opportunity to Charity Gift Aid your annual membership fee; the form is available to download from the Contact Page.