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Lifelong learning

If you are not a member of our u3a and would like to join, please click here. Lifelong learning is an area of particular relevance to U3As. We have several groups in this faculty, details of which can be viewed using the buttons at the foot of the page. We hope there will be a few that appeal to you. 

To contact the leaders for the three groups below directly, please send an email as follows:

Environment in the News group -

Literature group -

Transport -

If you would like to contact the leader of any other group, please use the Contact us form. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the leader of the group in question.

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Book Club

The Book club looks at contemporary fiction of all genres. Members join either of 2 groups who meet and both read the same book. We meet once a month and discuss the book in small groups for about 35 minutes, followed by a whole group discussion. We will also rate each book 1 – 10.

There is also a book swap opportunity, so if you have books you have already read, you can bring them along and select any others you are interested in.


We have now chosen the following books to be read in 2023:

  • March 27th/28th       The Salt Path                      Raynor Wynn

  • April 24th/25th           American Dirt                   Jeanine Cummins

  • May 22nd/23rd           Sister                                   Rosamund Lupton

  • June 26th/27th          The Word is Murder          Anthony Horowitz              

  • Jul 24th/25th               A Perfect Golden Circle  Benjamin Myers

  • Sep 25th/26th             Tick Tock                             Simon Mayo

  • Oct 23rd/24th             7 Moons of Maali               Shehan Karunatilaka

Previous Books Read

  • The Bees                    Laline Paul   

  • The Island                 Victoria Hislop

  • Iron House                John Hart

  • The Great Alone     Kristen Hannah

Future dates and locations for 2023 are as follows:

Group 1   Kempshott                             

March 27th                                              

April 24th                                                      

May 22nd                                                      

June 26th                                                  

July 24th

Sep 25th

Oct 23rd

Group 2 Brookvale                                           

28th March 

25th April

23rd May

27th June   

25th July 

26th Sep

24th Oct 

Links to the groups:

Group 1  Venue: Kempshott Village Hall, Stratton Park,  Pack Lane, Basingstoke,  RG22 5HN

Date:  4th Week Monday 14.00 - 16.00

Group 2  Venue: Brookvale Village Hall,  Lower Brook St, Basingstoke, RG21 7RP

Date:  Tuesday, the day after Group 1, 10.00 - 12.00

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