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 interests or 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 Lianne Hill


chairman February 2020

Dear friends you will all have heard I’m sure of the infamous Chinese curse “‘May you live in interesting times!”

Well we are certainly finding ourselves in interesting times, especially those of us over seventy. But is it turning out to be a curse? So many of our members are acquiring amazing skills with virtual meetings, youtube learning tutorials and other fascinating ways to stay connected to the outside world and those we care about in spite of remaining ‘safe’ at home. I feel proud of the way we older people are engaging with these chal-lenges and supporting each other although at a distance, so from that point of view lockdown has brought significant accomplishments which will serve us in good stead in the future when life gets back to ‘normal’.

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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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26th Mar - Grp 1
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23rd Apr - Grp 1
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