Our groups meet in a variety of venues, ranging from members’ houses to public and church halls around Cheltenham. Obviously there is a limit to the numbers that can meet in a private house, so occasionally you may have to wait a little to join the group of your choice, or to help start another one.
Membership of Cheltenham U3A entitles you to join as many of our groups as you wish, subject to space being available.
Is Cheltenham U3A for you?
If you want to meet active and enthusiastic people who take a creative and positive approach to retirement then you are likely to enjoy our activities (see the list). In addition we arrange visits to gardens, theatres, exhibitions etc., as well as occasional short trips away. The various music groups arrange concerts from time to time, at which all members are welcome.
New groups are formed in response to members’ suggestions, and we encourage members to talk to the Groups Coordinator about how they might play a part in this.
The Summer garden party and the Christmas party (both bring-and-share occasions) are always very popular.
New groups are formed in response to members’ suggestions, and we are always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to lead a group or become a tutor.
Cheltenham U3A welcomes everyone who is no longer in full-time employment. We encourage learning simply for the enjoyment and satisfaction it brings – there are no tests or examinations. It has been demonstrated that mental and physical activity helps us to maintain mental and physical health.