Welcome to the Dorridge U3A website
Thank you for visiting our website. Although a few of our activities are still restricted, the majority of our groups now feel able to meet in person. For a list of groups and their current status, please follow the links.
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.
If you are new to the Dorridge area, then joining our U3A would be a good way to make friends and discover what goes on in and around this locality.
General Meeting Talks
We normallyhold three General Meetings a month, in Dorridge Village Hall on Wednesdays or Thursdays, at 2.0pm, with a programme of talks covering a wide range of subjects. As an example, we enjoyed an excellent and very amusing afternoon listening to David Wood, talking about his 42 years as a master thatcher. Click here to read the full article.
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. During the last 18 months, many groups were able to continue through the use of Zoom, but we are happy that the majority of our groups are now back to in-person meetings. To see our list of activity groups and the days they meet, click Activity Groups.
Pre-lockdown we had a most interesting visit to Chester. Activities were of necessity suspended for the next 18 months, but planning continued. In September 2021 we had a very successful – if rather wet - coach trip to Gloucester and will be planning further outings during the coming year. Some of our Activity Groups also arrange their own specialized visits and outings.
Outing to Chester
Our annual subscription for 2022 continues at £10 although if you join now (October 2021), your payment of £13 will include next year’s membership. Additional payment is usually due to cover refreshments and room hire when participating in individual activity groups.
Who Can Join Dorridge U3A?
Anyone in their third age (after the second age of full-time employment).
Applying for Membership
Click Enquiries & Membership to apply for membership, or to ask a question.
Stop Press- Panto Group
The Panto Group is working towards a production for the end of November 2022. We would welcome new members who enjoy backstage roles: scene painting, props, prompt etc. If you are interested in joining this merry group, click here for details
October Crier now available, click here to view.
Dorridge U3A AGM
The Dorridge U3A AGM was held on Thursday September 16th in Dorridge Village Hall Click here to see the AGM papers
Spring Art Exhibition
to view click here
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