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 22nd Sep - "Natural Wine" with guest speaker Isabelle Legeron 'France's first female Master of Wine'

This will be a live presentation back in Harman's Cross Village Hall. We look forward to seeing you all there.


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 Harmans Cross Flower Show Returns August 29th 2022
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Group News


Read all about new groups, changes to groups etc.

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July 2022 - U3a radio podcast

In this episode, Tricia from Ashbourne u3a talks about dancing with her u3a disco group, Keith from Gloucester & District u3a discuss the joys and struggles of robert programming, and Ken from Havant u3a's Bus Pass group talks about the places the group has explored using their bus passes.




Central u3a online learning events   (July onwards)

Many varied topics on offer here  (science, crossword solving, yoga, goldsmithing 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       

Online zoom presentations on Nuclear Fission, Marine Navigation & Optics of the Eye coming to a (small) screen near you from September. 


For more information  Science and Technology

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