Welcome to Bury U3A

The basic principle of the U3A is to bring together people who are retired or semi-retired, with the intention of expanding their interests, enhancing their mental and physical welfare, and providing enjoyable social contact with others. Membership of Bury U3A is £20.

Bury U3A was set up in 2009 and members are welcome to come to our monthly meetings, held at The Elizabethan Suite in the Town Hall, Bury. They take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1.45-3.45pm. Please arrive by 1.30pm so business can start at 1.45pm prompt. Refreshments are available, then we start with a talk by a visiting speaker followed by news from the various Interest Groups. There is a £1 entry charge to help defray costs of room-hire and speaker fees.

Currently we have 396 members, and over 45 Interest Groups- some in the process of being set up, but expect that both these numbers will increase and new members will hopefully bring new expertise which they wish to share. Do contact us if you could organise a new group! Any suggestions from members on the running of the group will be welcomed by the committee and we also hold informal focus group meetings encouraging members to offer their thoughts on new groups or possible changes. Please get in touch via the CONTACT page of this website, write in the Suggestions Book at a monthly meeting or contact any of the committee members.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or have any questions about U3A Bury, please complete the form on the CONTACTS page. We regularly hold New Members meetings (See opposite for the date of the next one) and if you do decide to become a fully paid-up member you will then be able to join the group activities. If you are interested in finding out about U3A Bury or if you have recently joined and would like to discuss further what we have to offer you.