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.
Full membership runs from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022 Membership entitles you to attend as many groups as you wish for no further fee. Some groups, such as Architecture, 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 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, River 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 members forum, 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.
Autumn Term 2021 Dates 2nd September- 10th December; Half Term: 25th-29th October.
Spring Term 2022 Dates 4th January - 1st April ; Half Term: 14th-18th February
Summer Term 2022 Dates 25th April - 22nd July ; Half Term: 30th May- 3rd June
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.