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Welcome to Blackbourne u3a

Our u3a is based in the Blackbourne area of Suffolk and our membership of over 500 live mainly in the villages between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, although there is no geographical restriction. Our members come from the larger villages of Thurston, Elmswell, Great Barton, Woolpit and Ixworth and at least 60 smaller villages, and also some of the neighbouring towns.

Membership is open to all ages although we aim to provide activities for those in the "third age", ie retired or no longer in full time employment.

Our activities are wide and varied and include monthly lectures, interest groups, garden and theatre visits and holidays. All activities are open to couples and singles equally. Members also receive regular email and newsletters highlighting future and recent activities.

A programme of lecture meetings and interest groups, together with membership cards/badges are posted out to members in July each year.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Blackbourne u3a, further details are under the Membership tab on the Menu Bar.

There are over 1000 u3a groups nationally and the main theme is self-help. There are no paid teachers and all activities and groups are run by members sharing their own skills and passions.

We have lots of Interest Groups and are looking to start more, so if you have a passion to do or learn something, join us and we will do our best to help you.