Southport U3A - What is it? What does it do? Can I join?

We are part of a national organisation dedicated to the promotion of education, leisure and knowledge among people who have entered the “Third Age” of their life. Men and women with a lifetime of experience share their knowledge and passion for a whole range of activities and hobbies. It is open to anyone who is no longer in full time employment.

Currently, we have over 80 Activity, Leisure and Learning Groups covering a vast array of subjects – all run by members themselves using their own knowledge or expertise.

For more details of the activities available and a detailed schedule click the link to the Information Booklet. The contents of this document are updated regularly to reflect changes in group activities.

To find out how to become a member, the benefits of becoming a member and how to get the best out of your membership click the link to our MEMBERSHIP page.


Monthly Meetings

Southport U3A holds General Meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 in Christ Church, Lord Street, Southport. It is open to all members and visitors and the format is to have group tables open and coffee served until 10:30 when the door will be closed.

The speaker will then start the formal part of the meeting and when finished the door will be opened again before the announcements begin. The tables may re-open after any group announcements have been completed.

Not all groups have a table at the meeting but those that don't can be contacted through their group page on this website using the tab above.

Details of upcoming monthly meetings and the invited speaker and subject are listed on the EVENTS page.


News of the latest events and opportunities can be accessed directly using the NEWS button above.



A number of group events are open to all members to participate in, such as presentations, theatre trips and other outings. They are listed in date order on our EVENTS page from where you can jump to the relevant group page for further information and a contact point.

There is no need to be a member of the group organising one of these events and where there are places available you will be more than welcome to participate. Who knows, you might become a regular!


Have some questions you'd like answered?
Try our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Did you know we now have running a discount scheme for members?
If you would like a new arrangement with a local store to be negotiated then please contact the Activities co-ordinator.

Want links to useful information available on external sites?
Visit our revamped RESOURCES page. If you have any other webpages you think members might find useful please contact the Web co-ordinator.

Looking for the latest Information Booklet or Newsletter?
Visit the DOCUMENTS page.