U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment. Members draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other. It's all voluntary, run in informal activity sessions, covering a range of different subjects. It is a volunteer-led organisation which embraces everyone of all backgrounds, religions and cultures. There are no formal qualifications or exams to pass. The U3A draws on the strengths and enthusiasms of all its members. There is no lower age limit, the only requirement is that you are no longer in full time employment.
Woodhall Spa U3A was founded in 2009 with 38 members. We are limited to 250 members by the seating capacity of our regular monthly meeting venue, Coronation Hall. There are currently spaces available for new members, so if you are interested in joining, or would like more information, please contact Wendy Cotton, the Membership Secretary
General Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month in the Coronation Hall, Spa Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QD starting at 2:30 pm.
Proceedings usually begin with local administrative business followed with a refreshment break and then a guest speaker. These speakers give very interesting talks covering a range of topics and, most importantly, members meet and chat with fellow members. The current list of speakers can be viewed here.
Members will receive a Newsletter each month, generally containing a Chairman’s report, notes of group activities and other news of interest.
The Woodhall Spa U3A annual membership fee is currently £15 per person. This fee covers attendance at all monthly meetings, receipt of Third Age Matters (the quarterly UK magazine) and attendance at as many group meetings as an individual wishes. The membership year runs from 1st April each year to 31st March the following year, but you may join at any time. If you do join, and you are a taxpayer, please sign the Gift Aid Declaration as it costs you nothing and benefits the Woodhall Spa U3A.
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