About our U3A

The Basingstoke - Old Basing U3A started in 1999 as Old Basing and District U3A. The original Certificate of Membership of the Third Age Trust is shown to the right, while the certificate congratulating us on 20 years' membership of the Trust is shown below.  Click on either image to view a larger copy of the certificate.

Our U3A changed its name in 2008 to reflect its increasing membership more accurately. There are now more than 700 members.

The programme of our U3A is detailed in a Year Book, which carries names, phone numbers and email addresses of Committee members and Group Leaders. A copy of the 2020/21 Year Book will appear on this website in due course, but the online copy will not carry phone numbers or email addresses.

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We offer recreational and social activities plus a wide range of educational study groups. The atmosphere is very friendly and informal. If you join our U3A you can join as many of the groups as you wish, subject to availability.

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To view the range of study groups and activities that we offer, please click here or on the Groups menu item above. If your particular interest is not covered, why not investigate the possibility of starting your own group? You have every chance other members may be looking for a new challenge and keen to join a new activity. It is certainly not always necessary to be able to "teach"; you and your group can explore and develop your subject together.

In most months we hold a general meeting for all members, starting at 14:00 on the second Wednesday of each month.  Until 2019/20 these took place at The Elizabeth Hall in Hook, but this will change to Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke from 2020/21.  We use this occasion to update the members on group activities and matters of general interest and usually have an external guest speaker.