Baddow & Galleywood


Welcome to the Baddow and Galleywood U3A.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) was founded in Paris in 1979 and is now an international organisation. The UK’s U3A was founded in 1982 and there are currently over 400,000 members in around 1,000 branches.

The U3A is a self-help organisation providing educational, creative and recreational activities in a friendly environment. The UK national U3A consists of independent branches run by their members. Membership is open to those in their third age who are not in full time employment.

The Baddow and Galleywood branch was formed in 1998 with 145 members in 20 groups and has now grown to well over 400 members in over 32 groups. If you are interested in joining our Branch the following information may help you. You are welcome to come as a guest on the first occasion.

The meetings of the Baddow and Galleywood branch are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 2.15 p.m. in the United Reform Church (near to the Library) in Great Baddow. If you are attending for the first time, please make yourself known at the desk so that you can be put in touch with the leaders of the groups you are interested in. Please note that members' attendance at main meetings is limited by the size of the Church. If you wish to make enquiries about joining please fill in the form on the CONTACT page to contact the membership secretary.

If you would like a Membership Application form, go to the FORMS page and download a copy. Instructions for completion are on the form.

The programme for General Meetings and some Groups can be obtained by viewing the EVENTS page.

A list of our groups and their meeting times can be accessed by viewing the GROUPS page. Clicking on the group name in the list gives the details of the activities of that group. All the groups have a link (top right corner- Bluebird icon) so that an email can be sent to the ‘coordinator’ (leader) of that group.

The COMMITTEE page advises members of latest news from our Committee, with links to other useful sites.

Click on the 'GALLERY' link above to display all the photographs entered on individual group pages. Hover the mouse over the picture for a caption; double click to enlarge the photo.