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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.


Edinburgh U3A

Membership of Edinburgh U3A is open to anyone who is in their “third age” and no longer in full time employment. There is no lower age limit for membership and people who are working part time may join. (See also U3A Principles.)

To take part in any Edinburgh U3A activity you must be a member. Members can join any group where vacancies exist. There is no limit to the number of groups that a member may join.

Members are encouraged to form their own groups where none exists or where there are no vacancies in existing groups.

Joining Edinburgh U3A

How to Join Edinburgh U3A

You can join online paying by card, or by post paying by cheque or bank transfer. For subsequent years’ membership you will be asked to pay by standing order as this simplifies our processing greatly.

you wish to become a joint member with an existing member, then please contact the Membership Secretary directly – see below.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to Gift-Aid your subscription please tick the box on the online form, or complete the section on the postal form. You can find further information in our Gift Aid Frequently Asked Questions page or by writing to

Joining Online

You can join online using a credit or debit card. This payment method uses Paypal, but you do not need to register with Paypal to use it.

Please note the following before registering:

- The fee for joint membership is £17 (or £8 if joining between April and June) for both members, but the top of the online joining screen will show the individual part of £8.50 (or £4). At the foot it will ask you to pay £17 (or £8)
- When keying your address, it will not accept the character ‘”/” as in ‘10/4 High Street’. Please use “F” instead, as in “10F4 High Street”. You can check your official postal address at check-address.
- There is no need to add a photograph.
- Please read the Gift Aid Frequently Asked Questions via the link above as this covers all the salient points about paying UK tax, change of address, etc.

Join online at

The membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August. Membership renewal forms are sent out in July and subscriptions are due by 1st September.

The membership subscription is: Single £12
Two people at the same address: £17

Subscriptions for the first year of membership are payable by bank transfer or by cheque (payable to Edinburgh U3A), thereafter by Standing Order Mandate (sent out to all new members).

Print off a membership application form at Fill in the form and send it with your cheque to

Edinburgh U3A Membership Secretary
35 Netherby Road

Or email

EU3A members will be contacted every year in July with details of the membership renewal process. If members wish to leave EU3A, please advise the Membership Secretary and remember to cancel your standing order at the bank.
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This record was last modified on: 19 July 2019