Dukeries u3a takes its name from the lovely area in North Nottinghamshire known as the Dukeries which includes Sherwood Forest and the villages within it. We are open to all people aged over 50 whether or not they are in full time employment. We are a smaller u3a group giving members the opportunity to get to know people and make true friendships. Our current membership extends up to 10 miles radius from the villages of Ollerton and Edwinstowe.

Dukeries u3a, registered charity no.1118205, was inaugurated in 1992 and is part of a UK movement which brings together people to develop their interests and continue learning in a friendly and informal environment. There is no commitment to enrol in activities for a specific time period and there are definitely no exams on any specific learning programmes.

Interest and activity groups are varied and include intellectual, recreational and social activities. Groups set up their own programmes and structure and members are encouraged to contribute as much as they are able. A new group can be started at anytime, as long as the leader is a Dukeries u3a member and there are sufficient interested members. We are sure that you will find u3a activities interesting, educational and fulfilling.

Dukeries u3a is a member of the North Notts Network Group of u3a’s (NNNG). This means that our members can ask to join an activity group run by other u3a’s who participate in NNNG. Please note that joining another u3a’s group depends on whether a space is available in that group. Each u3a will first give priority booking to its own members.

Please feel free to explore our website. If you wish to ask specific questions these can be answered by using our contact page. For just £1 each time you can attend our monthly meeting or an activity group twice to help you decide to join. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our annual membership fee is £19 which will take you from now up to 31 March 2023. Members of other u3a's can join us as an associate member for £10. For those experiencing financial hardship the committee is able to offer concessions on their membership by reducing or waiving the membership fee.