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We are an awesome group of people

We have all types of people in the group and from all walks of life. The volume of experience shared in the group is amazing. The one thing we all share is we are at that stage of life where our time is our own - to enjoy, to challenge and to achieve something new. Come and join us!

What is U3A?

U3A is an international organisation and there are nearly 1,000 groups in the UK. The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities.

It is not like any University you may have come across before. There are no exams, tests or qualifications. No mortar boards in the air, just enjoyment and interest

Click to go to the Scottish U3A organisation

Click to go to the UK U3A organisation

Your Questions?

It doesn't matter where you live as long as you can get to our meetings or activity groups. Currently the majority of members live within a 20 mile radius of Lanark, but there is no local residency requirements.

You can be sure that we will make you very welcome and we have team members who look after newcomers. They will show you around and introduce you to some of the other members so that you get a really good idea of the group.

Membership is £15 per annum. The U3A is a non-profit organisation. All the money raised goes to providing facilities for the members. The membership fee includes:

  • Attendance to all the monthly meetings
  • A regular magazine from the UK U3A head office which is packed with useful and interesting articles suitable for our age group.
  • A regular newsletter (via email) on the Lanark & District activities to keep you informed.
  • Free attendance to many of the activity groups. However some groups involve external expenditure (such as the outings and theatre groups) and this will require payment by the participants.
  • New friends, new interests, and great fun.

The monthly meetings are held in the Lanark Memorial Hall with full accessibility. Many of the activity groups are held in the members' homes but we will do our best to make access and participation as easy as possible. We will happily discuss this with you.

Nothing other than enjoying yourself. There is no obligation to attend every meeting.

Members experience

Low to High
40% Complete (success)
40% Complete (success)
Well being
40% Complete (success)
40% Complete (success)

Your U3A Committee

Loraine Swan

Loraine Swan is Chair of the Lanark & District U3A group. Loraine operates through the Committee and is looking to improve member benefits and the U3A operations.

Nelson Waters

Nelson is our highly involved Vice-Chair of our U3A group and is also group leader of the Scrabble, Gardening and the Publicity groups.

Anne Hood

Anne is our Treasurer. Under her guidance our U3A is solvent and financially well managed.

Margaret Dunlop

Margaret is our very active Business Secretary. Margaret looks after most of the business issues and liaison with U3A Scotland and U3A UK.

Jim Allan -Minute Secretary Anne Armstrong -Membership Secretary Marian Price - Speaker Secretary