Shaftesbury and Gillingham U3A (SGU3A)


SGU3A provides a wide range of enjoyable, educational, creative, and leisure activities on a self-help basis for those at, or nearing, retirement and living in the Shaftesbury and Gillingham area of Dorset.


The University of the Third Age is a nation-wide organisation for third-agers who feel the need to keep their minds active without the stress of tying themselves into an examination system.


For  more information on the activities both locally and nationally, or for how to join, click the above link to transfer to the new site.

Dates for your diary







5th Oct



This Makes Me Laugh


Martin Lloyd



2nd Nov



SS Great Britain


Ian Caskie


* Olive Bowl

7th Dec



A Dickens of an Xmas


Lynda  Warren


Stop  Press

Any programme changes or other important information will be published here.

With effect from 22nd September 2017,

and after six years of operation,

this website is being replaced by one operated under the National U3A  scheme.


Click here to be transferred.


The programme information below will be maintained until 31st December 2017

December Meeting
is at
The  Olive Bowl

Shaftesbury & Gillingham

University of the Third Age


SGU3A Registered Charity No. 1078452

©SGU3A 2016

Updated: 2017-09-22