Welcome to the Andover Group Home Page

New members will always be welcome

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A very warm welcome to the Andover U3A website. Situated in the Northern part of the Test Valley in Hampshire, Andover is one of two U3As serving the Andover and District area. Andover U3A was formed in 1996 and has around 500 members. Our website is in the public domain with a Groups section that gives contact links for all our group leaders.

Andover U3A is a very friendly organisation whose activities are focused on approximately
50 interest groups. Subjects we cover vary from Languages through to the Arts, History through to Photography and Nature through to Music (the variety of our groups can be seen by selecting the Groups button on the menu bar).

Our groups vary in size and they determine their own course of study under a chosen leader.  While there are no formal lectures and members are encouraged to share in a joint process of learning and discovery, groups are able to bring in professional expertise should it be required which they would fund themselves. The smaller groups use members' homes to host group meetings and this adds to the friendly informal atmosphere. Some of the larger groups use a variety of halls in the Andover area. All members are encouraged to join one or more groups on enrolment to the Andover U3A.

General meetings are held monthly at the Fairground Hall, near Weyhill, to which we invite guest speakers who cover a wide range of topics; the current programme can be viewed by selecting the
Programme button on the menu bar. The atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly and the meetings close with a cup of tea and biscuits.

Possibly the most popular groups are the Walking/Strolling and Quester groups. There are weekly walks and strolls and our Quester groups arrange visits to places that the general public are not normally allowed. 

Membership of U3A is open to those no longer in full time gainful employment; no qualifications are required. New members are always welcome.

The Membership Secretary for Andover U3A is:

 Mr Geoff Eddy.
 Email. geoffeddy@aol.com

 


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