Welcome to the Portsmouth u3a
Portsmouth u3a is a fun and enjoyable way for those who are retired or semi-retired to keep active in an informal sharing and learning environment.
We offer a range of groups during term time run by our members for our members. No previous qualifications or skills are required, all you need is enthusiasm and an interest in the subjects you choose. You can learn new skills or refresh existing ones as well as making new friends, and there is a welcoming cafe where drinks and snacks are available
Our membership is generally in the region of 200.
The Membership Fee for the year is £40pp, this covers the cost of Room Hire at The Hub and the cost of Membership to the National u3a Organization as well as other minor expenses.
Membership Forms are available under Links on this Welcome Page
Full membership runs from 1st September to the 31st August the following year. Membership entitles you to attend as many groups as you wish for no further fee. Some groups have educational visits where a charge is made to cover transport and admissions for any visit you participate in. You are welcome to attend up to 3 different sessions - Groups and General Meetings - at a visitor's fee of £1 per visit, as a taster before you decide to join.
We meet at The Hub, Somerstown Community Centre, Rivers Street, Portsmouth, PO5 4EZ. Tel: 92823895. unless otherwise stated under the specific group heading.
Our monthly General Meetings consist of a talk by an external speaker, followed by a short tea break, then finally a short General Meeting, usually lasting about 20 or 30 minutes. Click on "EVENTS" to see details of monthly meetings.
All members receive a termly Newsletter, written by Group Leaders, keeping members informed of group activities. To access the latest Newsletter click the Link on the Welcome Page.
See Events Page for Summer Activities
Autumn Term 2022 Dates 12th September-9th December Half Term 24th October - 28th October
NB.PLEASE PHONE LEADER BEFORE JOINING A GROUP. Some groups are over-subscribed and you may need to join a waiting list in the first instance.