Lindsey u3a

by | 3 October 2023 | Education and Learning, Gainsborough, Hobbies, Social Group, U3A

Adventurer Bear Grylls starts his day with 25 pull-ups, 50 press-ups, 75 squats, 100 sit-ups and weight training, finishing with a cold-water plunge!

To join Lindsey u3a you don’t need to do any of that; just go along to a meeting to see how people not in full time employment can spend their time. They meet at Welton Village Hall on the first Thursday of the month; doors open for a cuppa and a biscuit at 9.45am, followed by a speaker at 10.30am. If you decide to go along for a look, tell someone on reception you are new and one of the friendly greeters will show you round and answer any questions.

The next meeting will be on 5th October when broadcaster Rob Whiting, who was the longest serving breakfast presenter on Radio Lincolnshire, will be entertaining members with stories from his 30-year career in media. He is currently on ‘Boom Radio’.

Isabel Ward guests on 2nd November with ‘It’s Only Me’, a talk about her time as a warden of a housing scheme for the elderly. A light-hearted look at the characters she met, their escapades and the fun they had.

u3a members can also join various online talks, workshops and courses for free with their membership. Events and courses such as Laughter Yoga, Science Network, Mindfulness, World Faiths and Staying Safe Online are just a few of the subjects you can find at

If you can’t go to a general meeting you could join u3a members at the ‘Gardeners’ Retreat’ tearoom at Scothern Nurseries for a cuppa and a chat at 10.15am on the fourth Thursday of the month. The next get-together will take place on 26th October. Everyone is welcome.

Whilst u3a don’t offer Bear Grylls-style fitness training, they do offer a wide range of interest groups run by members, for members. Check out their website to see if anything appeals to you. There, you will also find news about visits of local interest or theatre visits and holidays arranged by members for members.

For more information, please contact Mandy Murphy on 01673 565295 or