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Joining Warrington U3A

Warrington U3A is part of a UK-wide movement that brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment. If you’re wondering what we mean by the third age, it isn’t defined by a particular age, but is a period in life after you have finished working full-time. We are one of over a thousand U3As across the UK, with thousands of interest groups between them and more than 425,000 members nationally.

It’s all voluntary. U3A members draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other. There are no exams to pass: it is all just for pleasure. Learning is for its own sake with enjoyment being the prime motive, not qualifications or awards. Warrington U3A has around 1200 members and is home to over sixty activity groups covering many different subjects, from American Square Dancing to Whist and everything in between.

View all our interest groups

Our groups meet in or near the town centre wherever possible. Because of the range of our activities, some meet out of town but still, hopefully, with easy access by bus or with convenient parking. There are so many activities and new friends to make that it can be difficult to choose which group to join. Meetings are free or sometimes have a nominal charge for outside speakers or materials. Whether you wish to learn a new subject or brush up on an existing interest Warrington U3A is for you.

On the first Wednesday of most months we meet at 2pm at Winmarleigh House, Winmarleigh Street, Warrington for our regular monthly General Meeting, enjoying a variety of interesting speakers, sharing a tea or coffee afterwards and catching up with our friends. New or prospective members are welcome to attend this very sociable event where they can meet the leaders of the various groups and perhaps join any that interest them.

See our monthly General Meeting speakers

How to become a Member

The membership year starts in September and lasts until the following August although you can join at any time. The annual fee is £30 per person, with a reduced fee of £15 for a new member joining after 1st March. As Warrington U3A is a registered charity, please consider signing the Gift Aid declaration if you are a UK taxpayer.

The simplest method of joining is by using our on-line registration system and paying by credit or debit card.

Join using our on-line registration system

The payment system uses PayPal but you DO NOT need a PayPal account to use it. Simply select “Pay using Debit or Credit Card” when you get to the PayPal page.

You can also come to a Monthly General Meeting and obtain an application form from our Registrar, or you can download the form from the link below.

Download a New Members Application Form

After completion, place the form, together with the appropriate subscription, in an envelope marked NEW MEMBERSHIP and return it either by hand at a Monthly General Meeting or by post to the address shown on the form. Please make cheques and postal orders payable to WARRINGTON U3A.

Renewing your Membership

The membership fee is £30 per person and lasts until the 31st August 2020. As Warrington U3A is a registered charity, please consider signing the Gift Aid declaration if you are a UK taxpayer. The simplest method of renewing your membership is by using our on-line payment system and pay by credit or debit card.

Renew using our on-line payment system

The payment system uses PayPal but you DO NOT need a PayPal account to use it. Simply select “Pay using Debit or Credit Card” when you get to the PayPal page.

You can also come to a Monthly General Meeting and obtain an application form from our Registrar, or you can download the form from the link below.

Download a Membership Renewal Application Form

After completion, place the form, together with the appropriate subscription, in an envelope marked MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL and return it either by hand at a Monthly General Meeting or by post to the address shown on the form. Please make cheques and postal orders payable to WARRINGTON U3A.