Upton & Lytchett

Welcome to Upton & Lytchett U3A

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.

At the start of the academic year in September/October 2019 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
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 but are

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 32 groups led by 30 group leaders. For more details of any particular group please press the appropriate link on the Groups page.

The following groups would welcome enquiries:
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 (Tuesday mornings, fortnightly) - Upton - Wendy Williams-Lucas 01202 623804
Petanque (Friday afternoons) Warrie Philps 01202 621891 play Boules with friends (ask for a taster)
The Singing for Pleasure Group would welcome applications from singers, both male and female. (Thursday afternoons) John Almond 01202 624103
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
Peter's Easy Walks ( 1st & 3rd Fridays) Peter Rusling – 01202 269668

Anyone with an interest in tracing their Ancestry - Access to Ancestry.com. Contact: Group Leader Harvey Sturgess 01202 083853. New group starting November.

Play Reading Group - commencing October. Small friendly and informal group that will meet every first and third Tuesday 2.00pm to 4.00pm to read a variety of plays. Group Leader: John Almond 01202 624103