Welcome to the Dorridge U3A website
Thank you for visiting our website. Dorridge U3A started in 1990 and we now have around 550 members. New members are very welcome and there is a wide variety of interest groups you may like to join. We hope you find something of interest.
General Meeting Talks
We normally hold General Meetings at 2.0pm in Dorridge Village Hall on the first & third Thursdays of the month, with a programme of talks covering a wide range of subjects. Read more
Our Activity Groups
We have nearly 40 different interest and activity groups, some of which are so popular that they are split into smaller groups in order to accommodate the number of members who are keen to participate. Read more
Questers visit to HS2 depot at Lea Marston - Thursday 14th September
Members of the Questers Group, together with other members of Dorridge U3A, met at the new HS2 training and manufacturing facility at the Lea Marston depot, for an HS2 programme update and an opportunity to ask questions about the project in Solihull and Warwickshire. Read More
Science & IT Group visit to Birmingham University - Tuesday 8th August
Over 20 members of Dorridge U3A Science & IT Groups gathered on platform 2 of Dorridge station in time to catch the 09:34am train to Birmingham Moor Street, for our visit to the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) of Birmingham University. Read More
Morgan Motor Company - Wednesday 19th April
Wednesday 19 April saw 20 members meet up in the café at Morgan Motor Company in Malvern for our fascinating guided tour of the
factory. Read More
A 'Flying Visit' to Le Touquet
One of the benefits of holding a private pilot’s licence (PPL) is the ability to make day trips to the near Continent for lunch. Read More
Spring Outing - Wednesday 22nd March
This year’s Spring Outing was to The Bristol Aerospace Museum. As this was the 20th anniversary of the last Concorde flight and its arrival at the museum there were special talks and tours of Concorde for groups. 35 members enthusiastically booked so I booked a just right 35-seater coach. Johnsons generously sent us a 53-seater, so we had plenty of space in the end!! The weather was better than predicted and there was minimal disruption on the M5 so we arrived in good time. Read More
DU3A Panto rides again!
Oh, yes it does – but we need
your help and support.
After a 2-year Covid hiatus,
the du3a Panto came back with vigour in the build-up to Christmas 2022 for our
2 afternoon performances of ‘Dick Turpin Rides Again’. Our audience – u3a members plus family and
friends – had a memorable afternoon of jollity and, to quote the sentiments of
more than one satisfied customer:
“What a bargain. An afternoon of laughter PLUS a free choc ice in the interval, and only £5.00 a ticket”.
There are high expectations of another panto for Christmas 2023 so please read on. Read More
The Science of Taste
In November 2022, Dorridge U3A Science group had a presentation by Professor Alan Chalmers of Warwick University on his work on virtual flavour generation. Read more
Visit to Windsor Castle (September 2022)
Our outing to Windsor Castle on Thursday 8 September turned out to be a bittersweet event. Read more
For their August outing this year (2022) Questers visited Little Oaks vineyard in Chipping Campden. Read more
"And they said Monday wasn't a busy day in Parliament!!"
We had an excellent outing to the Houses of Parliament on Monday 27 June 2022. Read More
David Archer describes this significant life event. Read more
Who Can Join Dorridge U3A?
Anyone in their third age (after the second age of full-time employment).
Applying for Membership
IT & Science Groups
The next meeting of the IT Group will be on Tuesday 19th December in St Philip's Church Centre at 10:30am when we will be carrying an IT Group 'Review of the Year'.
2 days later, On Thursday 21st December, the Science group will also meet in the Church Centre at 10:00am for a similar Science Group 'Review of the Year'.
Bacon Baps provide FOC for members at both meetings, but you must request one in advance from the Group Coordinator.
December Crier now available, click here to view.
For latest information,
click General Meetings
or Group News
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