Welcome to the Tadley & District U3A
Tadley and District U3A has stopped all activities, trips and events for the foreseeable future, click on the Coronavirus tag to find out more information.
We've arrived at 2020, our eighth year, the U3A is now well established with a membership of over 800 with the number of active groups having reached the dizzy heights of 50ish.
Another new group, Chess, has just been setup, see Groups link for more information
To get some idea of what we've been up to recently have a read of our Newsletters which can be found under the Newsletter link.
Click on the Groups link for more information on our groups, who they are, what they do, where they meet and who to contact for more information.
Click on the Events link for information on our monthly meetings.
Click on the Contacts link to send an email requesting more information about T&D U3A.
The Membership link will take you to the page providing information on how to become a member of T&D U3A.
As the membership increases so does the attendance at our monthly meetings where new records continue to be set. At the current rate the TCC may one day run out of seats for all the attendees, we don't really want to get to the stage of 'standing room only'!
What we're about
The U3A (University of the Third Age) is a self-help organisation offering people who are no longer in full-time employment opportunities to share their life-long knowledge, skills and experience with like-minded people in a wide range of interest groups. This is a two-way process with all who want to learn having the opportunity to help with the teaching. Learning is carried out in an informal atmosphere, free of the stress of exams, with the emphasis purely on fun and friendship. "If it's not fun, it's not U3A".
Regular monthly, outside speaker meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday in the month from 10:45-1pm at Tadley Community Centre, New Church Road. These are always very informative and often very amusing and cover a wide-ranging variety of topics. Group Leaders are in attendance so making it easier for everyone to see what groups are on offer. Everyone can catch up with the latest new groups and meet with and make new friends. Membership provides access to all groups plus a regular U3A magazine. A nominal charge is made for attendance at all groups as a contribution to hall hire and other running costs etc...
Tadley & District U3A was officially founded in March 2012 we are looking forward to welcoming many more members in 2020.
We now have 50+ group activities and we encourage our members to suggest or volunteer to run new groups. If you are interested in starting up any group then please contact Mike (Group Liaison) via the Contact page.
Also worth noting is research by Cumbria University that identified that Scottish country dancing is good for you. Luckily we do have a Country Dancing group so do come along and join us.