U3A started in France at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Toulouse in 1973. In France the Third Age University is mostly associated with a local university. By the early 1980's, the scheme reached the United Kingdom where its nature was radically changed to be more a self-help organisation for people of mature age. This model is also used in Australia, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic and South Africa.
Bishop's Stortford U3A was started in 1985, and currently has in excess of seventy interest groups, with a total membership in excess of 1,000. The annual membership fee is £10.
There is no waiting list to become a member of Bishop's Stortford U3A, so if you are interested in joining please email our Membership Secretary via the CONTACT page for an application form and more information.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at Bishop's Stortford Methodist Church, 34B South Street, CM23 3AZ: -
1:45p.m. in the New Hall for Group and Outing sign up
2:30p.m. in the Church for meeting and Speaker.
A monthly diary is available for members at the monthly meeting, this can also be emailed together with notices, on request from the Web Administrator on the CONTACT page.
Registered Charity 1132055
Bishop's Stortford U3A Calendar
This is a perpetual calendar generated by formulae, so you should only use it for general guidance as it may also include occasions when meetings do not take place. The coloured stars can no longer be maintained or updated in the Google Calendar below.