Poole U3A

University of the Third Age in Poole

What does it do?

Poole U3A offers education and leisure courses form the core activity. We have well in excess of 100 classes which are held during the day and are led in a relaxed and informal way by unpaid enthusiasts. There are no examinations to face, no qualifications required or awarded. There is no set range of activities; they continue year on year, or change, to reflect our group leaders’ abilities and our members’ interests, whether they be educational, cultural, physical or recreational. It is learning in the widest sense for its own sake, for personal satisfaction and development.

In addition to classes we run a range of social activities including quizzes, visits, talks and walks. We produce a Newsletter four times each year to give members up to date news about classes and social events.

Who it is for?

Membership is open to people who are no longer in full-time employment and who are free from the constraints of parenthood. In practice, U3A meets the needs of the rapidly growing number of people over the age of 50.

Where it is available?

Local service (Poole).

What it costs:

There is an annual membership fee.

How to access or apply for it:

Applying on-line is preferred as it reduces the administrative work required. See website for further details. 

Additional information:

A lot of the venues used for classes have disabled access. Office hours are 10:00am to 12:00noon, Monday & Thursday.


Info last updated:

Poole U3A, c/o The Spire, High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1DF