Borehamwood & Elstree

Welcome from Borehamwood and Elstree u3a


u3a stands for 'University of the Third Age, which is an organisation for retired and semi-retired people, providing for its members, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities . Members come together to share their skills and experiences, and to learn together, not in order to pass exams or gain qualifications, but for the sheer enjoyment of learning and discovering. The u3a movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.


We are a friendly local group who have been meeting since the year 2002. We meet regularly in Borehamwood on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 10 - 12noon at St Teresa's Church Hall, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1TG, opposite the Civic Centre Car Park, which can be used by members and visitors. The talks start at 10.30 sharp, but arrive from 10am for coffee and a chat first. We have monthly meetings for members which include a variety of speakers on different subjects.

If you are retired/semi retired you are welcome to participate in educational, creative and leisure activities. You may attend up to two meetings simply as a visitor at a cost of £2 per visit. Our annual membership is £15 a year. There may be small additional charges for some special interest groups. If you wish to join us the Contact page will take you to a contact email address where you may obtain further information. On the 'Links' page, there is a membership application form which may be downloaded, printed and posted.

We have at present approximately two dozen regular Interest Groups, often meeting in Members' homes, and this enables us to make new friends as well as enjoy new interests. Groups are held weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

We have some events each year to which family and friends can be invited. In addition many members venture further afield, to concerts, exhibitions, gardens, lectures and u3a Summer Schools.