The U3A National Office has relocated.
The new address is:

The Third Age Trust
52 Lant Street
London SE1 1RB
Telephone number is unchanged: 020 8466 6139


Alton U3A - Protocol for new courses.

The lifeblood of our U3A is the variety of courses we run. We are keen to expand the range we offer so we thought it would be helpful to let everyone know how they can go about setting up a new group

If you have an idea for a new course or activity then contact the Studies Co-ordinator with the following information:

1. The nature of the course or activity and the proposed title.
2. Who the group leader or co-ordinator would be.
3. How many people would be needed to make it viable and the maximum number that could be accommodated in the group (if that is a relevant factor).
4. Where you would meet eg Community Centre, members’ homes, local pub or café, etc.
5. Proposed time of the activity eg morning, afternoon, evening and the proposed frequency of meetings.

Once a proposal has been received it will be considered by the committee. Assuming it gets the go-ahead in principle the Studies Co-ordinator will arrange for the course details to be circulated to our existing membership, and for details to be put on the notice board and on the website in order to encourage members to join.

If you are thinking of starting a new group it is well worthwhile checking the national U3A website ( You need to log in to the members’ section and look under Subject Advice. This provides practical advice for those wanting to start a new group.

Updated March 2017