We normally hold a meeting where all members are welcome to attend and more than 100 people usually do so. Information is disseminated as necessary by the chair, committee or group leaders and an external speaker is introduced. There is time after the speaker has finished for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit, with a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

These meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, from 14:00 to 16:00. We will resume on 10th November 2021, assumimg UK Government guidelines allow, with meetings  held at Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3HF. Click here for maps and directions

Suggestions for speakers are always welcome - please contact the Programme Secretary using the Contact us form.

We would welcome a friend or neighbour to join you at our monthly meeting so they may find out more about our U3A and feel encouraged to become a member. If you do bring somebody along, then please make sure their name and email are recorded separately by members on our reception tables


On 10th November, we had a well attended talk in QMC Hall, by Tony Harris, giving us a realistic performance, playing the role of Sir Winston Churchill! Feedback: "Thoroughly enjoyed the entertaining & informative talk today from "Winston Churchill!" Thank you for organising." "Love to see him again. Most enjoyable and informative."

On 8th December, in Central Studio, QMC, we have a social occasion to meet up again and share a happy afternoon to get into the spirit of Christmas, with festive music and singing.



We organised monthly webinars, while we couldn't meet together. Members have thoroughly enjoyed talks on Queen Victoria, Big Ben, one celebrating Christmas, ’30 years of travel in China’,  "Heroes and villains of the Basingstoke canal", Henry VIII,  “Life of Grace Kelly”.  "Cyber Security - Keeping you safe in an electronic age"; the Samaritans and the work that they do; "The Heritage of Gilbert and Sullivan".