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Welcome to Ringwood U3A, which was formed in 2012. We are a friendly club with some 200 members and more than 20 interest groups. Please take a look around the site to discover what we can offer to those who are no longer in full time employment. New members are always warmly welcomed.

Annual membership of Ringwood U3A is just £24 payable at the commencement of the year in September. This is reduced pro-rata throughout the year for new members only. Prospective members are welcome to attend up to 3 monthly meetings by paying £2 at the door however only full members may join the groups.

Monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2-4pm at Greyfriars. Please click the 'Meetings' button for more information.

All groups are organised and led by members with most taking place in members' own homes so that they are small and friendly. Full members may join as many interest groups as they wish at no extra charge unless the group has to hire a room when there will be a small additional cost.

Please click the 'Group Info' button to see details of all groups. If you would like to know more or after joining wish to join a particular group please contact the Group Leader - contact details are on the Group Info pages.

Please contact any of the Committee Members for general information.

Latest news

WALKS - The Autumn and Winter Programme of walks is available in the Activities Section which contains full details of what is involved with any particular walk. The December walks will be on Monday 4th December at Godshill Enclosure led by Ros and Tuesday 19th December at Breamore Church led by Christine

Don't forget that if you are at a loose end on a Saturday, we have a games group every Saturday from 2-4pm. See Activities Section for further details and to contact Biddy

OUR NEW FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB FOR ALL ( see Activities Section) is now active and is a great opportunity for all U3A members whether you are beginners, intermediate and more experienced players to join in. All are welcome. Sessions started on the 14th November and are held in the Hilary Christie Room at Greyfriars every Tuesday from 2pm . The cost is 1.50 per person. Teaching is available to those who are new to the game or who have never played! If you are interested in giving it a try please contact Maggie Jerome on 01425 540914.You have nothing to lose by giving it a go!

We now have a Members Noticeboard as a new section on our website which will give members the opportunity to publicise non-U3A events that they have a keen interest in or to invite others to join them for something particular like a cinema trip or garden visit etc. It will not be used for 'selling' items. If you would like something posted to the Noticeboard please email full details to Hazel via the contacts page. Inclusion will be at the discretion of the Committee.

REMINDER. This years membership fees (£24) should have been paid by now. Forms are available at the monthly meetings or can be found on this website under "How to Join" on the front page. Please let us have a completed form and cheque as soon as you can if you have not already done so. If you are not planning on renewing your membership please let our Membership Secretary Barbara Colman know on or 01425477393 so that we do not need to trouble you further and your name can be removed from our records.

U3A Signpost for November 2017 is now online. To see it click the following link: CONTENTS INCLUDE --- Resources for History/Books/Craft Groups; --- Science/Astronomy Groups - Rubbish --- U3A International Conference in DELHI 2018 --- Using robots to care for elderly --- Take part in moon mission research -------------------------- The complete nine-year archive of issues is at:-

Our Christmas party is on Thursday 21st December at 2pm in Greyfriars. Entrance is free but a ticket must be obtained prior to the 21st to facilitate catering arrangements. A few tickets are still available and can be obtained direct from June Edwards on COULD THOSE ATTENDING PLEASE BRING THEIR TICKETS WITH THEM AND ENSURE THEIR NAMES ARE ON THE BACK OF THE TICKET TO HAND IN TO VAL ON ARRIVAL SO THAT THEY CAN be used as tickets in a GRAND DRAW no less!!!

LEAFLET. Our new leaflet is now available on the website.

We wish all members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Something to look forward to next year!!! Take a look in our Activities Section of proposed outings for 2018 by our NEW FOREST AND BEYOND GROUP getting to know the local area. Take a look and if you are interested let our Group leader Jo know.

How to join

If you are no longer in, or looking for full time employment you may join Ringwood U3A by downloading a membership form using this link or by contacting our Chair Judith Pursell:
judith144(a) (replacing (a) with @).

When you have completed the form you may take it, and your £24 membership fee, to the Thursday monthly meeting.

Please also read the


Ringwood U3A strives to be a friendly and welcoming organisation, available to all who are no longer in full time employment. Our main aim is that our members enjoy the experience of being a member. We do realise, however, that problems sometimes occur and, whilst we do not want to control every potential difficulty with a raft of rules, we have prepared the following statements to cover any situation that may arise.

If any member or prospective member's behaviour or presentation causes distress or offence to other members, the Committee have the right to ask for that behaviour or presentation to change. If this change does not take place the Committee will have the right to rescind or refuse membership to that individual. In order to maintain our informal and friendly atmosphere, we would strive to deal with problems of such nature in a quiet and discreet fashion. If a member feels that certain behaviour is detrimental to our organisation or themselves, please raise the issue with a member of the Committee.

Judith Purssell
January 2017