Welcome to Dorchester and District U3A
The University of the Third Age: Where ‘university’ is used in its original sense – a place where people can come to learn and to enjoy the sharing of knowledge, interests and ideas. It is a worldwide learning organisation with over 300,000 members in the UK alone who are no longer in full-time employment and have reached their ‘third age’, a time to keep minds and bodies alert and active.
The Dorchester and District U3A offers a programme of educational and leisure interests which are described in the pages of this website with information on the Groups, membership details, contacts and links to other websites of related interest such as the National U3A website - please click here.
We are located in Dorchester, the County Town of Dorset in the south of England. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside close to the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Please use the tabs at the top of the page or click here to navigate around this website. Do let us know about features you like on this web site with any suggestions you have for its improvement.
Please click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form and click here to download a copy of the Gift Aid Form.
Summer Tea Party 2018. This will be on Monday 16th July at Sunninghill School Hall. Final Numbers required by 2nd July. For details please click here
There are proposals to form seven new groups and Peter Scaife would like to hear from anyone interested in taking on one or more of these. Please click here for details.
Trips and Outings The list for 2018 has been updated. For more information please click here. Theatre and Concert Trips can be seen here.
U3A National News
For information about the National U3A please click here.
The 'Rolling Slide Show' that describes all the Groups, as displayed at the January meeting, can be downloaded from the link below.
Membership renewals were due on 1st April. Membership cards will be checked from 1st June.
T-Loop induction amplifiers
We would like to know how many members benefit from T-Loop induction amplifiers at our meetings. If you have a hearing aid with T-Loop setting or feel you would benefit or attend more meetings when it is available please let us know. email or ring Ian Blaby or Janet Kennewell whose details are in the Newsletter.
Monthly Monday Meetings
"Citizens' Advice Bureau Today" Daniel Cadish, Manager, West Dorset CAB
"The Rev. White of Dorchester and Massachusetts" by David Cuckson, Author
November 5th. "With The End In Mind" - Brains Trust Discussion about preparation for end of life with Professor Sir David Haslam, who is Chair of NICE, Andrew Webb, who is a recently retired Consultant Geriatrician and Kate Woodhouse who is the Counselling and Bereavement Lead at Weldmar Hospice.
December 3rd. "An Auctioneer's Ten Commandments", Richard May MA, Director, Lawrences Auctioneers, Crewkerne.
Some Group Activities
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