Sturminster Newton

Welcome to Sturminster Newton u3a!

Welcome to Sturminster Newton u3a!

Across the UK, u3a members are discovering new things, staying active and having fun in later life. It’s local, social, friendly, low-cost and open to all!

“Make the most of life once you’re no longer in full time work by exploring new ideas, skills and interests with Sturminster Newton u3a!”

Founded in 2008, Sturminster Newton u3a always welcomes new people to its active membership of about 200, who are able to access many different interest groups - which include traditional and creative subjects, outdoor activities, social events, and much more. We are self-funded, and members draw upon their knowledge and experience to share and learn from each other within 24 interest groups - just for pleasure. (Click on GROUPS above to see what’s on offer) Most groups meet once or twice a month and some have outings during the year where shared travel is normally arranged.

We have an open invitation, to all members and non-members, to attend our general meetings. These take place at scheduled dates throughout the year, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at which invited guests speak on a wide range of topics. All meetings start at 3.15pm and are in the Bow Room of The Exchange in Sturminster Newton.

Benefits of u3a membership

Surveys of u3a members and non-members show that members reported themselves in better physical and mental health than non-members. They also had a more positive attitude to their lives.
The three types of activity offered by the u3a – learning new ideas and skills, physical activity and social ties – all have marked health benefits for participants.
Learning new ideas and skills has a positive impact upon cognitive and other mental functions, helping to stave off the degeneration often associated with advancing years.
Physical and Social activities promote physical wellbeing, reducing illness and mortality.

If you are interested in joining us please click on the Membership link on the right and complete the online application form. Fees for the current period up to March 2022 are as follows:
£7 for individual membership
£13 for joint membership.

Andrew Rowden
(CHAIR)