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 AUGUST 2020

It has been truly encouraging to see how you, our members, are finding so many positive ways to survive this difficult time.

When you spend time enjoying the items on the website and in the last newsletter, it is amazing what a lot of “good stuff” is going on amongst you all. The enormous strides in mastering technology are very apparent with the great variety of fun and learning being experienced online - who’d have thought it!

On the website ( you will find some interesting projects in which it might tickle your fancy to participate. The simply splendid book reviews from the reading groups have provided us with a long list of titles to read as the evenings begin to draw in. If you don’t look often at our enviable website I urge you to do so - Barrie, our webmaster, works hard to make it interesting and in my opinion he succeeds very well indeed.

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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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