Towcester u3a

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.

If you are interested in joining, you can find a New Member Application Form  here, and a New Member Welcome Pack here.  If you need more information, you can email our new members contact at:

Next Monthly Meeting

The next monthly meeting at Towcestrians Sports Club is scheduled for

Wednesday 24th April 2024

at 2:00pm

A presentation by Richard Macphail entitled

The Early Days of Genesis

If you were a fan of this iconic band, these memories from Richard, who travelled with Genesis, will take you back in time!  Even if you weren’t, you can enjoy a fascinating insight from a ‘roadie’ into life behind the scenes of a major rack band.

Please book your place here

This will give us an indication of how many people to expect at this meeting.

We also invite you to join us for refreshments after the talk – please bring a mug.

Towcester u3a Information


Read our monthly bulletin featuring the latest happenings in Towcester u3a.


Our Facebook group is very active. Join our group and contribute yourself.

More Info

Have you got questions about Towcester u3a? Contact us to get the answers.

Interest Groups

We provide over 60 popular and stimulating group activities to occupy people who are no longer in full time employment, including:

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

Research Music, art, genealogy…

Learning Languages, science, crafts…

Creative Music, art, writing, crafts, gardening…

Health Nordic walking, badminton, rambling, pickleball…

Want to learn more?

Visit our Groups page. 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Towcester u3a

The fee for the year 2024/25 (which starts on 1 June 2024) will be just £20.

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.

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.

Towcester u3a is affiliated to the u3a national body – the Third Age Trust – whose website you can visit by clicking this link.  It contains a wealth of information and resources (you need to register as a member, but it is easy and free). In particular, they organise interesting events that are often free.

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Existing Members Renewal

Existing members can renew their membership any time between the March meeting and the end of July. If you have access to online banking, simply follow the instructions in this guide.

If you do not have access to online banking, or you encounter any problems, please contact the Membership Secretary either by email at or by phone on 07745 802005.

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, Richmond Road, Towcester, NN12 6EX, where many of our group activity coordinators will be available to tell you more. Contact the Membership Secretary 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.

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