Balsall Common U3A

(Founded October 2006)




Activity Groups

U3A Swing Division - (Big band) 

 Beer and Cider Appreciation

Book Group  Music Appreciation

Book Group 2  Out and About

Bridge  Mahjong

Coffee and Chat  Painting Group

Craft   Pétanque

Current Affairs 1    Philosophy

Current Affairs 2    Photography

Diplomacy    Poetry Group

Family History    Ramblers

Film Study Group     Scrabble

French Conversation   Social History

French Group   Shorter Walks

Gardening    Swimming Group

Jazz Appreciation    Table Tennis

Luncheon Club    Theatre Group

                                      Walking Football


 Useful Links

Photograph Album 2018

Photograph Album 2017

Photograph Album 2016

  Photograph Album 2015








Core Meeting ProgrammeGroup ScheduleMembers Area

News and Local EventsNational and Other U3A Events

March NewsletterDiary Jan-Feb-Mar 2018



New Out and About trip arranged click here for details

New Computer Courses available to U3A Members Click here for details


The U3A (University of the Third Age) is a non religious and non political organisation. Its purpose is to advance the education of people not in full time gainful employment who are in their Third Age (being the period of time after the first age of childhood dependence and the second age of full time employment and/or parental responsibility).  No entry qualifications are needed and no qualifications given.

The U3A is different from most other adult learning organisations.  Rather than paying people to teach, members are encouraged to share their knowledge and talents with other members.  As a result interest groups are formed covering a wide range of topics and activities as shown on the left. Groups meet during the day at various venues in the village.  Group leaders give their time voluntarily as no one in our U3A is paid.

Balsall Common U3A has over 300 members and 33 interest groups.  We have a monthly core meeting on the first Thursday afternoon of each month with a guest speaker.  Meetings start at 2pm. at St. Peters Hall, Holly Lane, Balsall Common, which has easy wheelchair access, free off road parking, and an induction loop for those who use a hearing aid.

The cost of membership is £16:00 per year with some groups making a small additional charge to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments.

We offer the opportunity to make new friends, learn a new skill, visit places of interest or take up a new hobby.  Why not come along and see us?

For information about the U3A or becoming a member please click on this link New Member.  

To download a Membership Enrolment form please click here.  Prospective members are most welcome to attend our Core Meetings.


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Balsall Common U3A Members at the Core Meeting on December 7th 2017

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