Oswestry Borders U3A

Older people determining their own lifelong learning, creativity and interests


Oswestry Borders u3a Committee wishes everyone a Happy New Year, hopefully enjoying the company of loved ones, family or friends.

Following on from the success of our Christmas Quiz, online via Zoom, we will be running another Fun Quiz on February 3rd – more details to follow. This is a fun event, probably new to lots of members, but we’re encouraging as many as possible to try it out. Click the link below for an email with a link to the Zoom Quiz.

While face-to-face Speaker and Members’ Meetings are cancelled until further notice, we are busy planning some online alternatives. Several interest groups remain busy, and their activities are featured in the current issue of Borders Bulletin, published this month. Anne L, Chairman

If you would like to hear a friendly voice in these worrying times we will contact you.

Please click HERE to let us know.

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What is U3A? The University of the Third Age – a world-wide organisation which encourages and enables people no longer in full-time employment, to help each other share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience.

The U3A celebrates the capabilities and potential of older people. It acknowledges their value to society. It aims to help members discover new horizons, benefits and enjoyment in learning.

It isn’t about formal classes, with qualifications, but about providing opportunities for members to get together to learn, share and enjoy things that interest them.

What do we do? The life-blood of a U3A is its interest groups. We have 24 groups, usually meeting in members’ homes, where you can take up new interests, make new friends, and have fun.

On the first and third Wednesday of each month everyone gets together at the Oswestry Borders U3A meetings. Our meeting venue is in premises owned by Oswestry Senior Citizens Club in Lorne Street. We start at 1.45 for 2 p.m. We have a talk from a visiting speaker on the first Wednesday, and different activities for the Members’ meeting on the third Wednesday. Refreshments are provided. All members are asked to lend a hand to keep our self-help, self-governed organisation flourishing.

Can I attend? You are welcome to visit two group meetings of your choice or two speaker/member meetings to see for yourself before making any commitment to join.

What does it cost? Yearly membership, renewed in April, is £15. For those who join from 1st July onward it’s £12, those joining from 1st October onwards pay £9 and those joining from 1st January onwards pay £6.  There is a £1 charge for each meeting (refreshments included).

Members of other U3As can join Oswestry Borders U3A for a a reduced yearly membership fee of £11.50 as capitation to the Third Age Trust is not charged twice.

Do you do anything else? We also arrange outings during the year as well as social events.

Our Third Age Trust membership number is 957/935/13.