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Fairford and District U3A
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The University of the Third Age
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26 April 2017
May 2017 Newsletter uploaded

25 March 2017
April 2017 Newsletter uploaded

3 March 2017
New folder Outings added and Notices updated

28 February 2017
March 2017 Newsletter uploaded

22 January 2017
February 2017 Newsletter uploaded

16 January 2017
Membership Pages Updated

10 January 2017
Group Information Updated

02 January 2017
January 2017 Newsletter

01 December 2016
December 2016 Newsletter

27 October 2016
1,000 U3As

26 October 2016
November 2016 Newsletter

5 October 2016
October's 'Walk with a Pub Lunch' added to the WWPL page

5 October 2016
October's Strollers Walk added to the Strollers page



Registered charity No: 1072658
Fairford Millpond
Fairford Millpond
The Fairford and District U3A (University of the Third Age) includes the market town of Lechlade and surrounding villages. University is used in its original sense of a group of people coming together to learn. We have no exams, but enjoy working, playing and learning together. We welcome members who are in their third-age, that is, people who are no longer in full-time employment. Joining the U3A is probably the best way to meet new friends and share interests after retirement.
Lechlade Bridge
Lechlade bridge

We hold a general meeting on the first Tuesday of each month when visiting speakers enlighten us on many topics and, sometimes, simply entertain us; also visits are arranged to places of interest. As a member, you are also entitled to participate in activities organised by the national and regional bodies.

We have over 400 members and 50 interest groups covering a diverse range of studies and activities, so there is something that should appeal to everyone. Members are encouraged to join all the groups that interest them. If you have a particular skill or knowledge and would like to start a new group, you will be given every support and encouragement.

Fairford Church
Fairford church
We are a registered charity and depend on volunteers to run our affairs. If you have some time and are willing to help, then you would be most welcome. New committee members are always needed to keep our U3A management healthy and strong.
Lechlade Church
Lechlade church

Please delve further into our website to find out what we can offer you.

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