Welcome to the Ise Valley U3A Frontpage

A very warm welcome to the Kettering, Ise Valley U3A website.  Situated in the southern part of Kettering, Northamptonshire, Ise Valley is one of two U3A's serving the Kettering and District area. Ise Valley U3A was formed in 2005 and currently has around 250 members.

We are a very friendly organisation whose activities are focused on a number of interest groups. Subjects covered vary considerably and can be see by clicking on "Group Activities" in the Menu to the left.

ChairA Message from the Chair

As the last time we held a quiz night was such a success we thought we would organise another - Thursday 22nd September at the Athletic Club.  The food and quiz master have been booked.  Start 7.30pm.  There will be a sheet to see how many are interested since we need at least 25 for the event to be viable.  Please sign up if you would like to join us - tickets will be on sale from next month.  Teams of 6 or less.  

There are 2 places left on the Committee so if you fancy tea and buscuits once a month why not help out - it is YOUR U3A not just the Committee's.

We also need a new Web Site Manager and a new Magazine Editor so if you have skills why not share them.




Cutting the cake
Current vice Chair (Valerie); Member of original Steering group (Annie); Original Chairman (John); Member of original Steering group (Doreen); Current Chairman (Alan)

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Activity groups vary in size and they determine their own course of study under a chosen leader. There are no formal lectures and members are encouraged to share in a joint process of learning and discovery.  Most groups use members' homes to host Group meetings and this adds to the friendly informal atmosphere.

The main U3A monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Eden Centre, 21 Montagu Street, Kettering, NN16 8XG to which we invite guest speakers who cover a wide range of topics.  The current programme can be viewed by choosing "What's On" on the Menu Bar.  The atmosphere is always welcoming and friendly and refreshments are available.

Many of our activities are covered in a regular newsletter published each month and the last 12 newsletters can be viewed by selecting "Magazine" on the Menu.