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 adults 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). To enable the widest participation and opportunity to their members, the NNNG have agreed that their members may, where space permits, participate in each other’s interest groups. This means that our members can ask to join an activity group run by other u3a’s who participate in NNNG. As well as Dukeries u3a these include Ashfield u3a, Mansfield & District u3a, Rainworth & District u3a, Sherwood u3a, Sutton in Ashfield, Warsop u3a and Worksop u3a. 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 membership fee now is only £4 which will take you up to 31 March 2024. For those experiencing financial hardship the committee is able to offer concessions on their membership by reducing or waiving the membership fee.