Upton & Lytchett

Welcome to Upton & Lytchett U3A

Whilst we are in lock down most of our group activities are suspended.

CHOIRANTIINE SINGERS - an on line group led by John Almond 01202 624103 (Thursdays pm) see photo opposite
CURRENT AFFAIRS meet up on line - Alan Bagley 01202 624836
PLAY READING meet up on line - John Almond 01202 624103 see photo opposite

Also on line
Exploring Dorset
Dorset Villages

Bridge – will recommence soon with social distancing rules being observed.
Board Games also hope to recommence with social distancing rules being observed.

The Sunday Lunch group hope to return to their monthly lunch meetings if they can book tables in groups of 6.

We continue to explore ways of meeting safely.


There is much talk about loneliness amongst retired people.

After you retire and the euphoria of escaping the nine to five routine has worn off you may find you miss the stimulation of other people and the daily challenges that come with the work place. Upton and Lytchett U3A can replace the nice bits of work; mental and (gentle) physical activity, companionship and of course gossip. We are a lively and friendly organisation offering a wide range of study and interest groups. Anyone who is semi-retired or retired is eligible to join up to 3 groups. It's a good way to meet people and make new friends.

Membership fees are:
Single membership £25; Joint membership £45
During the year fees are reduced:
Spring term: Single membership £20; Joint membership £35
Summer term: Single membership £15; Joint membership £20
Membership runs October to September.
Contact the Membership Secretary by clicking the link on the Contact page.

We are always looking for new groups and group leaders to expand the variety of areas of interest we offer. So, if you don't see a subject you are interested in we will do what we can to help you get a course started.

We hope you would like to join us, especially if you have an interest or skill to share, please contact our Membership Secretary by clicking the link on our Contact page.

The U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and recreational opportunities in a friendly environment. Our group leaders have an interest in their subjects.

The original idea for Upton and Lytchett joining the U3A organisation was formulated in 2006. This branch was inaugurated in September 2007 and the first of 26 groups covering 21 subjects started in October of that of that year. Currently we have 30 groups led by 29 group leaders. For more details of any particular group please press the appropriate link on the Groups page.

Groups with spaces:
Art for All (Thursdays) Elaine Neale 01202 625814
Board Games, Upton (2nd & 4th Tuesday mornings) Jacqueline Taylor 01202 631234 or Jan Schwarzin 01202 621204
Classic cars & bikes (2nd Monday of each month) Brian Levell 01202 568357
Current Affairs - (1st & 3rd Tuesdays) Alan Bagley 01202 624836
Dancing for Pleasure (Weekly – Fridays) June Sturgess – 01202 083853 MEN & WOMEN welcome.
Discovering Wessex (Wednesdays) Niki Prior 01202 951574 research and visit places of interest and have lunch with other members of the group
Frayed Strings the Ukulele Group - Thursdays 10.30 to 11.30 - A mixed ability group, members need their own ukulele. Pam Dickie 01202 773490
Local History (2nd & 4th Wednesdays) Shirley Percival 01929 459457
Mah Jong (Wednesdays fortnightly) - Upton - Wendy Williams-Lucas 01202 623804
Petanque (Friday afternoons) Warrie Philps 01202 621891 play Boules with friends (ask for a taster)bring your own boules.

Walking groups:
Country Walks (5-7 miles) 3rd Thursday of the month – Rosie Johnson 01202 632130
J & G Walks (4-6 miles) 2nd Wednesday morning - Jill Gower – 01202 623646 or Garry Williams-Lucas 01202 623804
Garry's 3-4 mile walks (Mondays) fortnightly - 01202 623804
Friday Easy Walks ( 1st & 3rd Fridays) Kate Rusling – 01202 269668

Anyone with an interest in tracing their Ancestry - Access to Ancestry.com. Contact: Group Leader Harvey Sturgess 01202 083853. We hope to re-start this group in the autumn.