About Us

Charnwood U3A was founded in 1997.

It started by popular demand, growing out of Loughborough U3A. The starting membership was 145 and is now more than 1,000.

Charnwood U3A is a registered charity and is affiliated to the Third Age Trust (see the Links Page via the menu to the left of this page).

For further information about joining The Charnwood U3A, Local Policies and for a copy of the Constitution and Privacy (Data Protection) Policy please follow this link.

Subscription and Benefits

For an annual subscription of 15 (2019-20) members enjoy:

a monthly meeting with a speaker (followed by a cup of tea and lively conversation),

access to around 100 interest and activities groups (some of which involve a small extra cost) and

our monthly newsletter, Update.

You have a great opportunity to learn something new, rekindle an old interest, keep fit, make new friends and join like minded members on a trip to the theatre, a day out or even a week's holiday to a new destination.

Come along to a monthly meeting and see what there is on offer.

Charnwood U3A's Activity / Interest Groups

Most of our activities take place in subject groups. At present there are around 100 groups.

The Interests and Activities covered range from

arts & crafts, exercise, games, history, hobbies, languages, literature, music, travel and more.

The groups within Charnwood U3A can be viewed by following this link.

Our Monthly Meetings

Charnwood U3A has a general meeting which is held once a month at Emmanuel Church.

A brief business meeting is followed by a talk by an invited speaker.

Click on the monthly meetings tab on the main menu to the left of this page

for details of the talk and the venue.

Contact Us

The affairs of Charnwood U3A are conducted by the Committee which is elected at the AGM.

Details of Charnwood U3A's committee members and other post holders including their publicly accessible email contact details can be found by clicking here.  (Available to all.)

Telephone numbers and email address of all committee members and Group Leaders can be found in the restricted version of UPDATE, our monthly newsletter, which is in the password-controlled Members Area of the website. (Members only)


Charnwood is an area in the north of Leicestershire with Loughborough as its main town. Loughborough is a market town with a population of over 60,000.

It is located in the East Midlands area of England.

To find out about Charnwood and the surrounding area click here.