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Bury U3A

Bury U3A is a self-help learning and social organisation which brings together retired or semi-retired people to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment - men and women from Bury, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Whitefield and the surrounding areas are most welcome.

Bury U3A has around 800 members and over 100 interest groups e.g. bridge, luncheon groups, musical appreciation, languages, crafts and walking/strolling/sauntering, line dancing, history, philosophy, cards, trips, backgammon (to mention but a few!). 

We do learn for qualifications- rather learning new things for learning's sake. We do not pay tutors- all our groups are run by members, each members contributes to the learning process, if applicable, in a friendly, supportive way.

Monthly Meetings

Hold a monthly meeting on the third Thursday in the month

The monthly meeting starts at 1pm when you can catch up with friends, have a coffee and settle down to listen to a speaker at 1:45pm

Browse around the "Market Place", sign up for any groups (if you are a member)- the meeting finishes at 15.30.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Joanna Mawdsley
Contact Position
Trustee Board member
07709 896 755

Where to go

Elizabethan Suite- monthly meeting
Knowsley Street
Greater Manchester

Our monthly meetings (with a speaker) are held in the Elizabethan Suite (adjoining the Town Hall) on the third Thursday of the month (excluding August and December) where you are welcome to come and see what we do, which groups have vacancies and meet other members before you decide whether to join or not.  Please note that you will be unable to join a group until you have become a member.

Our annual membership fee is currently £15 and can be paid at any monthly meeting or via the website.

Our groups meet in numerous venues or member's homes in the Bury area, as decided by the members.  If a group hires a venue for its meetings we ask that the members of that group make a contribution towards the room hire charges.

There is no reason to be lonely or bored in the Bury area - join Bury U3A to meet new people, learn new things and generally enjoy life.  

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Third Thursday in the month at 1pm
Time of day
Session Information
The monthly meeting starts at 1pm when you can catch up with friends
have a coffee and settle down to listen to a speaker at 1:45pm

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This page was last updated on: 27/08/2019


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