About Us

Our monthly meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month (unless stated otherwise in our program) from 10.00am at The Arena, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston DE7 8DG.  

We are a very welcoming and vibrant u3a and if you join us you won’t be disappointed. Come along and enjoy a great opportunity to make new friends share knowledge, skills and experience, and get involved in Interest Groups.

Visitors are charged a fee of £2 (which is refundable if you join on the day) plus an entrance fee of 50p to cover the cost of refreshments.

We aim to have a varied programme at these meetings – some will have speakers, whilst others will be of a more social nature. During refreshment time you can chat to other members, learn all about the organisation and find out about, and sign up to, the Interest Groups and other events.

To date we have had speakers talk about St. Pancras Station, Forensic Science, Bee-keeping, Heage Windmill, Back yard Astronomy, Lindisfarne and Combat in the British Civil Wars, to name just a few.


A Newsletter is produced once a month providing news on both local and national U3A issues and activities. Find it on our Newsletter page.


We have a varied range of lively and stimulating Interest Groups which meet at various locations and are run by the members of that group. Please visit the INTEREST GROUPS page for more information.


You can join at our monthly Open Meeting – see our Membership Secretary who will explain the process to you.

The annual subscription is £22.50 of which £4.00 goes to the Third Age Trust. If you are already a Full member of another u3a you can join Ilkeston u3a as an Associate member for an annual subscription of £18.50. For anyone joining part-way through the membership year, the subscription is reduced pro rata.

If you would like to become a member of our u3a you will find a Membership Application Form by following the Documents link above. Please print the form and once completed bring it along to our meeting.  


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