Welcome to Ravenshead U3A
Ravenshead is a residential community (population of around 6,000) situated between Mansfield and Nottingham.
Ravenshead U3A was established in January 2012 and now has approximately 420 members.
Whilst it serves Ravenshead village and surrounding districts, anyone in their third age can join.
We are a registered charity (Number 1154123) and we aim to facilitate educational, leisure and social activities at minimal cost for older people and those who are retired from full time work. The model is peer to peer learning and activities are organised by fellow members. Any member can start an interest group and the group members learn together and from each other. We do not have paid tutors.
Despite the 'university' title you don't need any qualifications to join us. We don't do exams and we don't award any certificates or qualifications. We learn for fun. We all love learning and because we learn from each other the costs are minimal.
There are nearly 40 individual interest groups, the majority of which meet monthly in ‘The Centre’ at St Peter’s, the village hall or individual member’s homes. Subjects are varied and range from physical activities such as walking, hiking and table tennis, practical activities such as craft and knitting,and some more traditional subjects such as Science & Technology and languages including Latin. We have a large weekenders group which is popular because it gives members the opportunity to meet and do things at weekends which can be very lonely for those on their own. We are always looking out for ideas for new groups.
We also organise day trips and other events throughout the year.
MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD AT 10.00 a.m. ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT ST. PETER'S CHURCH.
People interested in learning more about the U3A movement are welcome to attend.
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION MORNINGS ARE HELD BETWEEN 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon ON THE THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH IN ROOM 3, 'THE CENTRE' AT ST. PETER'S, SHEEPWALK LANE, RAVENSHEAD. This is an excellent opportunity for potential new members, as well as existing members to drop in and meet informally with members, friends and committee members. Come and enjoy a coffee and a chat with us and find out more about our U3A! By all means give the Membership Secretary, Frances Gilbert (01623 616615) a call if you wish to discuss any aspect of joining RU3A.
New Members can join our U3A by using the New Member Subscription Form