Welcome To Woodspring U3A

Woodspring u3a was founded in 1993 and has grown over the years to the point where we now have over 350 members. This year alone we have welcomed over 40 new members and we look forward to more.

Based in the two North Somerset valleys of the Yeo and Gordano, we cover many smaller towns and villages such as Backwell, Clapton, Clevedon, Congresbury, Failand, Kenn, Nailsea, Portishead, Tickenham, Walton, Weston-in-Gordano ,Wraxall and Yatton.

Woodspring u3a offers a programme of educational and leisure activities for people who have reached retirement age or who are close to it, and who are no longer working full time. Members contribute their experience, interests and enthusiasms so that everyone can learn from each other, and perhaps try things they haven't had the opportunity to try before. You don’t need any qualifications to join any of the groups; all you need is enthusiasm and a willingness to participate. Nor will you gain qualifications here; the u3a is about learning for fun, for the pleasure of stretching your mind and meeting people.

We are part of the National and International U3A Trusts. In the United Kingdom there are over 1000 branches of the U3A, with a membership of over 380,000. Each U3A branch is a democratic, self-funded, self-managed organisation

General meetings for all members are held at Nailsea Methodist church, Silver Street, Nailsea, BS48 2DS on the fourth Tuesday of each month from January to November, at 2.15pm. You are welcome to come to our general meetings as a visitor, with a view to joining our u3a. if you would like to join you can do so at our monthly meeting or by following the Contact link on the menu above to send an enquiry to our membership secretary. Further details of meetings are available via the Events link.

The annual subscription for Woodspring U3A will be £12.00, from the first of April 2022. For a couple at the same address the subscription is £20 (£10 each). This is because the National U3A only sends one magazine per household. Subscriptions run from April to March and includes a portion for the national U3A, and members will receive the national newsletter regularly.

Subscriptions may be paid by bank transfer or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to "Woodspring U3A"

Existing members will receive their membership renewal form in March along with the notice of the AGM.

To join a group you must be a member of a U3A, priority being given to Woodspring U3A members. You should contact the relevant group leader to see if there is space available in the group, and to obtain details of meetings. Group details can be found in the "Groups" section of this website and by then clicking on the relevant link.

In the Links section of this website you will also find our U3A constitution, several articles of interest and our membership application form.