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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Purbeck u3a Annual General Meeting 2022       + PHOTOS +
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Writing Competition Winners 2022 



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Meeting Points      


Thu 26th May - "Royal Navy in Dorset:Early Days" - Stuart Morris
Thu 23rd Jun - "Weird & wonderful universe" - Bob Mizon
(Zoom presentations open to all PU3A members)


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Changes to the Highway Code 


The Older Person”s Forum is providing free webinars

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           Dorset Arts & Crafts Showcase 2022    

           Friday 5th - Tuesday 9th August  

             Purbeck School Wareham    Read More

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Science and Technology       

Wed 15th June - "SS Great Britain - from launch to re-launch" - Ian Caskie
Wed 20th July - "The MRI scanner - a whistle-stop tour"
  (Zoom presentations for members of the S&T group)


For more information  Science and Technology

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May 2022 - U3a radio podcast

In this episode, the u3a radio team talk to the Alysoun Owen from Bloomsbury who is one of the judges of the 2022 u3a creative writing competition, the group convenor of Swansea u3a's Natural History Group who took to video making when unable to meet in person and a group at Harborough Welland u3a that introduces members to new experiences - from axe throwing to juggling



 Central u3a online learning events   (Apr-May)

 Religion, Blues, Yoga, Climate, Picts, Japan and much more.


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See a complete list of events here:

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