Welcome to the Petersfield u3a Site
Welcome to Petersfield u3a (Registered Charity No.1060354)
During this unprecedented time, we have had to make changes in our normal activities. See the Events page for monthly meetings program on Zoom. Many of our Groups are still operating in a revised format. Go to the Groups page, click on the Group of interest and contact the Group Leader via the 'Message' icon for further details.
Petersfield u3a was formed in 1995 and currently has 600 members, close to 60 interest groups and at least 3 general interest meetings monthly. Our day to day administration is carried out by a Management Committee of volunteer Trustees elected annually by the members at the Annual General Meeting.
The u3a is a learning co-operative of mature people no longer in full time employment, which enables its members to share many educational, recreational, social and creative activities. The activities are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly, whose Group members, learn from each other through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience. To find out more, please click Learning is for Life
Each of our interest groups are self-managed and led by volunteer convenors. Membership of any particular group is limited by the venue space available which is often in the convenors’ own homes. Members wishing to join any interest group should first contact the Group convenor. Go to the Groups page, click on the Group of interest and contact the Group Leader via the 'Message' icon for further details.
Our three monthly General Interest meetings with speakers are open to all members to attend. They cover a wide variety of topics (historical, geographical, scientific, arts, nature, heritage and technology) and are always interesting and fun. The monthly meetings are a great place to learn and socialise together. More information on the open meetings can be found on the Group Meeting Details page and see the Events page for the current meetings program.
In addition, we also run a full year’s calendar of trips, events, and outings to the theatre, places of interest, concerts, gardens and the like.
If you are no longer in full time employment with spare time and a desire to learn and experience new things, meet new people and volunteer some of your skills and experience, please think of joining us. Come and see for yourself by going to the Join page.
About The u3a
There are 1,057 u3as with over 450,000 members (including Petersfield) in the UK as of March, 2021. Each u3a is an independently managed charitable association with their own constitution. Membership of The Third Age Trust (TAT) is a requirement in order to use the u3a name and logo and be appropriately insured. Once registered, providing the aims and guiding principles of the Trust are adhered to, each local u3a is self-governing. The TAT offers a range of services to support and advise local u3as, including policy, legal, insurance, personal development and IT.
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