Sturminster Newton

Welcome to Sturminster Newton U3A

The University of the Third Age started in France in 1972 and in Britain in 1982. U3A's are self help, self managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for people no longer in full time work, it provides opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups, not for qualifications but for fun. There are around 600 groups in Britain. Each U3A is independent, self funding and governing, organising its own programme to suit the wishes and interests of its members. All U3As are affiliated to The Third Age Trust.

Founded ten years ago, Sturminster Newton U3A always welcomes new people to its active membership who are able to access over 27 interest groups which include traditional and creative subjects, outdoor activities, social events, and much more. We are keenly looking to expand our membership, and increase the interest groups and activities that we run. Most groups meet once or twice a month and many have outings during the year where shared travel is normally arranged.

All members also have an open invitation to attend the general bi-monthly meetings at which there is a different speaker on a wide range of topics. All meetings start at 3.15pm and are in the Bow Room of The Exchange in Sturminster Newton. The Station road Car park is free after 3pm.

The entry fee is £1 for members and £2 for guests, which includes tea/coffee and biscuits.

For information about membership, please contact our membership secretary via the contact page or download a membership form from the link on the right.