Make the most of life and join with our 350 + members by exploring new ideas and interests with Verwood u3a.
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Verwood u3a is part of a National and International Organisation for people no longer in full-time employment, there are no age boundaries. Our aim is to help people get the most out of life by providing the facilities for group activities. We have groups from discussion and art groups through to music and badminton, and just about everything in between. Please visit our ACTIVITIES page for more information.

Baroness Sue Campbell

Join us for lunch at Remedy Oak Golf Club on 4 September 2024,
when the Guest will be Baroness Sue Campbell

Sue Campbell has led many National Sporting initiatives throughout her career and has been voted amongst the 100 most influential women in UK.
This promises to be a memorable event and you will not be disappointed.
Tickets are £35, book A.S.A.P. to ensure we’re included in her schedule.
Email Howard to register

(click to visit the Amazon page here)
or click here to visit The Writers Circle Group Page

Wednesday 10th July The Hub 2-4pm

Come and find out about the groups and activities on offer. The Open Day is an opportunity to talk with group leaders about their groups and meet with other members.  

You will be able to apply for or renew your membership online from the end of June, when we will have finalised our programme for 2024/25.

Come and join “the buzz”
and get more out of life with Verwood u3a

Spotlight On Our Groups

Click here for our full Activities list

Travel Through My Lens

10.30 am on 20th June at the Hub

On this journey we visit the Caribbean when Colin English will take us to the island of Cuba. Havana is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and of course 1950s American cars.
We travel from Vinales, the spectacular farming state in the west to Baracoa the poor hurricane swept eastern end of the island.
The meeting is open to all u3a members, but please let Colin know if you will be attending by clicking here

For more info on this group click here

Mike Billington - Folk Dancing

Folk Dance Group

The dances suit any age, gender and ability. Dressing up is not required.

There are no specific steps to learn. The dances can be skipped or walked, even if you think you have two left feet!

In the spirit of the u3a it is a shared learning experience, for the callers as well as the dancers! 

Visit the Group page here.


We plan to run Pickleball alongside Badminton for the rest of this term then rolling it out as a standalone after the summer (funding permitting).
Numbers may be limited. We will work on a first come first served basis.
The sports hall has just had a new floor, so please wear non-marking trainers.

Non members would need to join Verwood u3a to take part.

Forest FM Interview

Listen to Diane Northam (Venues Officer), Vern Harris (Watercolour Art Group Leader) and Howard Wells (Vice Chair) talking about our Group Activities and this years Rustic Fayre with Forest FM’s Richard Oliffe.

Listen to other u3a interviews on our Forest FM Page