Welcome to Winchcombe Area U3A
(If you are just here to renew or join, click on this link for the Application Form )
The U3A is a national organisation made up of over 1000 independent U3As.
Winchcombe Area U3A encourages lifelong learning in an informal and sociable setting. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences. Everyone is welcome – no qualifications are required and none are given. We learn simply for pleasure. The cost for membership is £18 for an individual and £30 for a couple at the same address. For this you can join as many interest groups as you have diary and brain space for!
All our groups are led by volunteers. Some of the Lead Contacts have a deep interest in their area and aim to get other people enticed too. Other leads are great at administration and organising people - and the groups then serve to learn from each other. We also welcome visiting speakers on specialist subjects, both in the groups and at our monthly meetings. Click on the Groups tab above to find out more about our groups.
So, whether you are already a member, or wish to find out more before taking the plunge, you should find what you need here. Winchcombe Area U3A is open to all who are no longer in full time employment and now in their 'Third Age' and you can find out How to Join by following the link.
For example, there is a list of our interest groups. If you want to find out more about any of them, our Groups Coordinator Rosemary Middlemiss can put you in touch with the relevant 'lead contacts'. You can get in touch with Rosemary via the CONTACT page.
The How Interest Groups Work link will give you more information about what is the core activity of any thriving U3A - well worth a visit if you have never been to a session before.
EVENTS - is just that - and the main thing you will find here is the advance diary of future monthly meetings (held at Abbey Fields Community Centre, Back Lane, Winchcombe on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m).
Our NEWSLETTER page will keep you up to date with what is happening both locally and nationally.
For our members, the Beacon Link is the place to go to for changing membership details and lots more. It's also worth having a review of groups in case any of the activity areas spark your interest - there are always changes happening. Finally our Policies including our Constitution can be viewed by following the links.