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:

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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.

The first 2 books we selected were:

· October  24th/25th        The Bees                    Laline Paul         

· November  28th/29th    The Island                 Victoria Hislop  


We have now chosen the following books for 2023:

  • January 23rd/24th     Iron House                          John Hart             

  • February 27th/28th   The Great Alone                Kristen Hannah

  • March 27th /28th       Tick Tock                             Simon Mayo

  • April 24th/25th           To be decided

  • May 22nd/23rd           7 Moons of Maali               Shehan Karunatilaka

  • June 26th/27th           A Perfect Golden Circle   Benjamin Myers

The dates and locations for 2023 are as follows:

Group 1   Kempshott                             Group 2 Brookvale   


January 23rd                                           24th January   

February 27th                                          28th February 

March 27th                                                28th March   

April 24th                                                   25th April   

May 22nd                                                    23rd May   

June 26th                                                   27th June   

July 24th                                                     25th July 

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