Purbeck U3A

Welcome to Purbeck U3A

U3A is an organisation which seeks to promote active learning, research, community services and social activities to those no longer in full time employment.

From this concept it has grown since 1972 to an International Organisation, now with over 1,000 independent groups within the UK alone.

Purbeck U3A is based in the Purbeck area of South Dorset and its groups meet regularly in Swanage, Wareham and surrounding villages.

Purbeck U3A is affiliated to the International Organisation and actively supports a wide programme of activities and social events locally.

The programme is fully motivated and supported from within using the skills, resources, and backgrounds of individual members. The annual subscription is just £16, with membership open to all who share the aims of U3A as set out in our constitution.

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Meeting Points      

 Thu 28th Jul - "Royal Navy in Dorset:Early Days Pt2" - Stuart Morris

(We are hoping this Zoom presentation will be the last, with Meeting Points returning to the Harman's Cross village hall in September.) 


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June 2022 - U3a radio podcast

The u3a radio podcast talk to a u3a member who has taken in Ukrainian refugees; discover an initiative in which u3as in the Northants Network are walking a mile for every member of their u3a and talk to the winners of the u3a poetry competition. 




Central u3a online learning events   (June onwards)

Many varied topics on offer here  (cookery, crossword solving, yoga, artificial intelligence etc. etc.) - take a look, probably something here for everybody?   



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Purbeck u3a Annual General Meeting 2022       + PHOTOS +
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           Dorset Arts & Crafts Showcase 2022    

           Friday 5th - Tuesday 9th August  

             Purbeck School Wareham    Read More


Writing Competition Winners 2022 



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Changes to the Highway Code 


The Older Person”s Forum is providing free webinars

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Science and Technology       

Wed 20th July - "The MRI scanner - a whistle-stop tour"
  (Zoom presentation for members of the S&T group. n.b. It is hoped that hall meetings can resume in September.)


For more information  Science and Technology

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