Retired? Live near Towcester?
Looking to expand your horizons?

Welcome to Towcester u3a, where people no longer in full time employment can make new friends and join in with educational, creative and leisure opportunities, in a friendly environment.

Corona Virus Update

The current rules are constantly changing with the 3 tiered system and the one month lockdown so please be aware of the latest advice. Once we can again restart some of our groups please use the risk assessment documents on the “documents page”. These are being kept up-to-date but if you need advice please contact Kate Bartlett and she will be happy to help.

Towcester u3a Information

Interest Groups

We provide a over 70 popular and stimulating group activities to occupy people who are no longer in full time employment, including:

Recreational Bridge, play reading, canasta, scrabble, “boys toys”…

Research History, music, art, literature…

Learning Languages, computer skills, travel…

Creative Music, art, writing, crafts, photography, gardening…

Health Nordic walking, badminton, rambling…

Want to learn more?

Visit our Groups page. 

Common Questions about the u3a

How much does it cost?

The fee for the year 2020/21 (which start on 1 June 2020) is just £16.

This covers the general meetings, attendance at as many groups as you like, and affiliated membership of the National u3a.

Most interest groups do not charge an additional fee, except perhaps to cover refreshments, hire of a meeting room or for consumables.

Need help or advice?

We are a friendly bunch and always ready to help. Find the person to contact on the Committee Contacts page and give them a call or drop them an email.

Are you connected to the National u3a?

The National u3a, whose website you can visit by clicking this link, contains a wealth of information and resources (you need to register as a member, but it is easy and free). In particular, they organise events that look interesting and are often free.

Existing Members Renewal

Existing members can renew their membership any time between the March meeting and the end of July. Just download and complete the Membership Renewal Form, available from the Documents page. You will also find our Guide to online renewal. If renewing by post please ensure you send a self addressed stamped envelope or you may have to collect your membership cards.

The membership benefits of all members that have not renewed by the end of July in any year will be withdraw

Interested in Joining?

Anyone who is retired or semi-retired can join. This can include people who work on a part-time basis. There is no lower age for membership. It may be best if applicants live within 10 miles of Towcester although some members live further afield.

We hold regular meetings for new or potential members, usually at the Sawpits Centre (Old Library Building), Richmond Road, Towcester, NN12 6EX, where many of our group activity coordinators will be available to tell you more. Contact the New Members Contact for details – see the Contact page.

If you are still unsure you can come and try one of our monthly meetings as a guest. You will be required to pay a small fee of £2 but you will get a free tea or coffee and a biscuit.

If you decide to join, download and print our Membership Application Form, available from the Documents page.  Instructions for submitting the form are included.

Members' Meetings

General meetings of members are held monthly. There is a guest speaker or some kind of social activity. They cover a wide range of topics. Typically, we have enjoyed talks on medical dogs, engraving on the edge of a razor blade, and the plans of the Bloodhound Team to hit a new world land speed record. Go to the Events Page to find out more.

They normally take place at 2pm on the last Wednesday of the month at the Towcestrians Sports Club, Greens Norton Rd, Towcester, NN12 8AW.