Welcome to Warsash U3A
Charity Registration no 1181982
With a strong national heritage behind us Warsash U3A came into existence in January 2016. We have a wide membership base of retired and semi-retired people who are seeking to maintain an active lifestyle and wish to continue learning.
Although called a University this term is used by us in its widest sense, that is a group of people studying together, discussing an interest and sharing with others.
At Warsash U3A we pride ourselves on offering a variety of learning activities together with social events for members to join. We hope to encourage members to develop new hobbies and interests whilst sharing life experiences with others.
We focus on developing as many groups as we can where learning for enjoyment and fun takes place. We want to share in making retirement for our members more meaningful and enjoyable. We now have 39 Interest Groups and are keen to see this list grow further. We also offer a varied programme of events and visits. All of this run by our members at little cost.
Details of all Groups available can be found on this website.
We warmly welcome new members joining us from Warsash and the surrounding area.
We also offer a monthly meeting with a guest speakers who give interesting talks on a wide range of topics, and there is an opportunity to find out more about Interest Groups and socialise with us over coffee.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of each month from 1.45-4pm at VICTORY HALL, Warsash Road, Warsash. The Victory Hall is fitted with an Hearing Loop system which is fully operational.
Cafe Society offers members a second place to meet for Refreshments each month at the Salterns Club Newtown Road. There is a chance to meet new friends, play cards and board games, join in discussions. A book borrow and exchange facility is available and there is also the initial pilot tutorial for iPad and iphone run by Rob.
Our ethos is to encourage a culture of sharing and participation, teaching and learning for pleasure. The organisation is run entirely by its members whether they are serving on the committee, providing administrative help, organising events and outings, or running Interest Groups.
Becoming a member
Please contact our Membership Secretary by visiting the Contacts Page on this website or you can use this link to download the Application Form here: Membership Application (This form is downloadable/printable but can not be filled in online).
Please bring the completed form to our next Monthly Meeting or return it by post.
How much does it cost to join?
Annual Membership is for a period of 12 months, January to December and the fee is £22.
If joining from the 1st July the fee is £11.00.
A member of another U3A will pay £18.50 per year [Membership fee of £3.50 is paid by that U3A].
Non-members may attend up to two monthly meetings or one monthly meeting and one interest group session free of charge. If they then wish to continue attending they will be required to become a member and pay the relevant fee.
At our Next Monthly Meeting on Friday 14th February at 1.45pm, Andrew Negus will talk about Southampton - Water Slaughter and Trade.
Non members are welcome to join us at these meetings on a ‘try before you buy’ basis!
We hope that you will come along and join us and we look forward to meeting you!