WELCOME to our website – we hope you find it interesting, helpful and easy to use.

Through the site we aim to attract new members and keep current members up to date about current activities. We are also providing an opportunity to look back on past events through our newsletters and an archive of photographs provided by members.
Access to this site is also available from the Overton Village website www.overtonvillage.com

Our U3A               Overton U3A was initially set up in May 2008. We have over 260 members and 30 groups, covering a wide range of activities that meet at weekly, fortnightly or monthly intervals.
We are a friendly, welcoming U3A and meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 10.00am from September to June at St Mary's Hall, High Street, Overton. Meetings include a brief update by the chair, a talk lasting 45-60 minutes with an opportunity for questions, followed by coffee or tea and a chance to socialise with other members. Our July meeting has traditionally become a trip and there is no meeting in August.

The cost of membership for the year 2016/17 will remain at £15.00 per person with renewal due in September. To attend any of the advertised groups, it is necessary to be a fully paid up member. Membership is available to anyone not in full employment.

I do hope you join some groups and I look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings.
(Lizzie Lewis - Chair)

Additional Information

Extra Curricular Activites              This year, the committee has arranged five extra sessions that were open to all members. They are planned on an ad hoc basis with varying topics and suggestions for further sessions are always welcome. 

The subject for the first one is 'The History of the Harp' given by Sarah Deere-Jones.

The second session will be a talk given by Chloe Cockerill - 'Heraldry: It’s all around us'.

The third session will be a talk given by Richard Waldram - 'Listed Buildings in Overton'. 

The fourth session will be a talk given by Alan Turton - 'The Story of Basing House'.

The fifth session will be a talk given by Simon Moore - 'The Effect of the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts Periods on British Spoons'.

Members Outings: We have had three successful outings this year and must extend our thanks to Beryl Beckett for her hard work and excellent organisation. All those who attended any of the outings had a great time and were very appreciative.

Please see the July newsletter for write ups and photos of the outings.

Annual General Meeting             This is held in June before the talk at our monthly meeting when the  membership elect / re-elect members to serve on the committee. Please see the Officers link for contact details of the committee. The continuing success for our branch depends very much on those who volunteer for office, run groups or help out at the monthly meetings in St. Mary's Hall. Any offer of help in any capacity is much appreciated.

As you know, we are always keen to start new groups! So, if you would like to explore a particular interest within an as yet non-existent group - let’s hear about it. Contact Edith Willcocks, the Groups Coordinator (see Offcers).

For the Chairperson's address and AGM details please contact the Secretary (see officers).

Constitution      The constitution was reviewed this year and there is a link to the document

Digital Projector: The Overton and District U3A owns a Digital Projector and screen which is available for use by all Groups as well as individual members. Please contact the Secretary, Valda Stevens, if interested.

About U3A
U3A stands for the University of the Third Age,  which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers. Local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. The teachers learn and the learners teach. Between them U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in such fields as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking. 

The U3A approach to learning is – learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.

The national U3A website and contact details can be found at www.u3a.org.uk. The homepage has been redesigned to simplify navigation and the members' area has been simplified and expanded.
Please see the Information tab for more details.

U3A Nationally
The national U3A website and contact details can be found at www.u3a.org.uk.
The homepage has been redesigned to simplify navigation. Five links at the top of the site are regularly updated to ensure access to the most important information.
Currently the five links are:

The members' area has been simplified and expanded with improved navigation. To access it, you can follow the online instructions to create a user account - even if you had one on the old site.
The Members' Area sections include:

Details of summer schools, online courses and educational links can be found at www.onlinecourses.u3a.org.uk