Totton South

Welcome to Totton South u3a

Totton South u3a (University of the Third Age) - Charity Number 1157901 - formed in 2008, and is one of over 1,000 local u3a groups in the UK, totalling over 430,000 members.

  • Please don't be put off by the name ‘University’ - there are no exams or qualifications! The u3a gathers together those interested in enjoyable lifelong learning.
  • People in their ‘Third Age’ are enjoying their time after the ‘Second Age’ (full-time employment and/or parental responsibility), and the ‘First Age’ (childhood).
  • The u3a movement in the UK has been learning, staying active and having fun for over 40 years. The u3a's motto is 'Learn, Laugh, Live'.

Our aim is the Advancement of Education of Older People and those Retired from Full-Time Work - including associated activities conducive to learning & personal development.

  • Recent research shows that being a regular member of a social group after retirement can help you to live longer and to feel better.
  • At Totton South u3a, we enjoy excellent company and fellowship – it’s a good reason for getting out, meeting people and learning something new!

Our u3a has around 30 different groups that meet to pursue common interests - from outdoor pursuits to indoor activities. See GROUPS (above) for a full list.

  • Many activities are organised in small groups that meet in members’ homes. By sharing our knowledge, skills & experience, we all learn from each other.
  • On the third Friday each month (Starts 2pm, arrival from 1.30pm), we have a meeting with guest speaker at Colbury Memorial Hall, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7EL.
  • Our social programme has Outings, Theatre & Cinema Trips, Quizzes, Lunches, Cream Teas, Holidays and more. For details, see EVENTS and HOME (above).

Membership is £15 for the year 2022-2023. New Members pay a joining fee of £5pp. Non-members may attend two monthly meetings at no charge, to find out more about us.

  • Our national organisation, 'Third Age Trust', provides support to all u3as and publishes the ‘Third Age Matters’ magazine - mailed out to all u3a members.
  • If you would like more information about Totton South u3a, please use the CONTACT tab (above) to send a message to us.