Banbury u3a

For retired and semi-retired people in and around Banbury. Join us to learn, make friends and have fun.

Banbury u3a is one of over 1000 u3as across the country.  Each u3a is about people coming together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

At Banbury u3a you can be introduced to new skills and subjects or you can continue your own already established interests with like-minded people.

 You may even feel the desire to share your own specialist skills. The opportunity to meet new people through our interest groups, events and twice monthly meetings can only be a plus.

What is the u3a?

Interest Groups

We provide a over 30 popular and stimulating group activities to occupy people who are no longer in full time employment.You will find arts and crafts, languages, music, walking, history, card and board games, away days, social activities, discussions, history and more. We’re always open to other proposals.

Want to know more about Banbury u3a?

The annual fee for 2023 (which started on 1st January) is just £14, or for a couple living at the same address £24. Anyone joining from July onwards will pay £7 for that year.  This covers the general meetings, attendance at as many groups as you want and affiliated membership of the National u3a.
Most Interest Groups do not charge an additional fee, except perhaps to cover refreshments, hire of a meeting room or for consumables.

The person to contact is our membership secretary. Their contact details can be found on the Committee Contacts page.

Currently we meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 2pm, except August and December, at Longford Park Community Centre, Hobby Road, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4GJ.

Yes we are. The national u3a website contains a wealth of information and resources (you need to register as a member, but it is easy and free). In particular, they organise events that look interesting and are often free.

Open Meetings

These are currently held at Longford Park Community Hall. Hobby Rd, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4GJ . We hold two meetings each month with the exception of August [no meetings] and December [one meeting]. 

On the second Wednesday afternoon of the month, our meeting  usually involves an outside speaker.

On the fourth Wednesday afternoon of the month, meetings can be presentations by individual members, interest groups, local organisations or another kind of activity.

The hall is open from 2pm with meetings starting at 2.30pm.

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