Winchester University of the Third Age

Those who teach shall also learn. And those who learn shall also teach

Welcome to the website of Winchester U3A. ....


  • Are you retired or semi-retired?

  • Do you live in the Winchester area?

  • Do you wish to expand your knowledge or learn a new skill?

  • Would you like to discuss your interestr pass on your expertise to others?

  • Would you like to meet others in a social environment?

If so, Winchester U3A may have something to offer you AND you may have something to offer Winchester U3A. There is more information About Us

A video is available produced by the U3A National explaining how U3As work.

The website is an information source for members and the general public. Member information is available to all by using the Members option on the menu, and can also be accessed from “read more” links on this Home page. Certain information in the Member's Area, such as phone numbers, can only be accessed by Members using the single log-on password when the link asks for it. Please let us know if we can help you by contacting Barrie Brinkman

For any changes to membership - email/address, please forward to Marion Schiesser


chairman June 2021

Dear friends,

This is for me a hard letter/report to write as it will be my last as your Chairman. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the job but another year in office is simply unconstitutional. We, on the committee, were close to despair and planning the date for the E.G.M. that would close us down when a knight in shining armour appeared. Beneath the visor was the smiling face of Bob Shemilt, a fairly new member who was prepared to take on the chairmanship with close support from me. I was then able to become Vice-Chair and with our continuing Secretary, David Boddy, and Treasurer, Vernon Tottle, we were legal and did not need to close down. Huge sigh of relief!

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Groups actively seeking new members include Canasta, Classic Novels and Current Affairs! The Canasta group meets on a Friday morning in a central Winchester location which is well served by buses and is accessible. At present the group has six members, so more are welcomed. Those with previous experience of playing Canasta would be especially welcome.

The Classic Novels group meets on the last Wednesday of each month in members’ homes and reads a variety of novels that have stood the test of time. Recently-read novels include 1984, Daniel Deronda and Persuasion

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