Welcome to Portsdown u3a

Where there is an opportunity to enrich lives,

have new interests and friendships,

with a sense of belonging.

At our u3a, our main aim is to enable people, who are retired, to explore new interests in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The u3a mantra is

By the members, for the members.”

In our range of Interest Groups, we learn from each other. We now have over 20 different groups covering a variety of topics.

There are no limits on the number of groups a member can join. Most of our groups meet monthly. Please see the Groups page on our website for further information.

Prospective members may attend one taster sessions before joining a group. Should they then wish to join that group, or any other group, they must become paid-up members of Portsdown u3a.

At present the membership fee is £20.00 for the year, which allows members to come along to the monthly meeting and after the talk enjoy the available refreshments. The fee also enables the member to join the groups they are interested in. If the group is held in an outside venue, not a private residence, a small individual contribution towards the rent would be required.

Portsdown u3a is based in the north of Portsmouth, although we welcome all comers from the wider area along the south coast.

We have a General Meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, except August, at 2.00pm at Cosham Baptist Church on Havant Road in Cosham.

This monthly meeting starts with a Speaker and then refreshments are available after the talk, where you can sit and chat with other members and get to know each other. Visitors are very welcome on this afternoon; a small payment of £3.00 is the entrance fee.

Come along and try us out, you will be made very welcome.

For more information go to our website



Email us at – contact@portsdownu3a.org.uk

So why not contact us today and add a new dimension your life. You will not regret it.

The u3a’s philosophy on life is

Learn, Laugh, Live

and we do our best to encompass this idea within

Portsdown u3a


We are using a system called Beacon to hold all our members data securely in one place.

BEACON provides a comprehensive set of tools for handling membership, new members, renewals, subscriptions, address changes and email communications. In addition BEACON provides Group Leaders with membership management and easy communication with group members.

A new BEACON feature is being introduced where each member will have access only to their own secure data, meaning that they will be able to check that the data we hold is correct and will also be able to make amendments as appropriate eg: to keep their address and phone numbers current.

You can access your personal secure BEACON data by selecting Members Portal

You can view the instructions on how to access your BEACON data by clicking here