Who are we?
The Bishops Cleeve U3A (BC U3A) was formed in 2007 and grew out of the Tewkesbury U3A, so we celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2017. Originally the BC U3A held its Open meetings in Bishops Cleeve (hence the name), but very soon our numbers exceeded the hall capacities in Cleeve, so we migrated to the Woodmancote Village Hall, where we’ve been based ever since.
It is part of a national, non-profit making, non-religious & non-political organisation called the University of the Third Age (see below) or U3A for short. Every local U3A is independent (i.e. not a branch) and ours is a registered charity (i.e. regulated by the Charity Commission), with over 400 members and more than 50 different subject groups, which meet on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Some groups take place in members’ homes (sometimes on a rotational basis), others in hired venues and others in the open air.