Braintree Area

Welcome to all in the Braintree Area

The University of the Third Age (U3A) BRAINTREE AREA, along with all other U3As, sets out to provide stimulating activities for those who are retired from full-time employment.

We have approximately 500 members with 48 interest groups both large and small, click on the Groups link here or at the top of the page to see the range of subjects.

We also have trips out to various historic sites and other places of interest organised by the Outings Team. Click on the Outings button to see information about future, and past, Outings.

General monthly meetings are held from 2.00pm to 4.00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Bocking Arts Centre, they include:-
•groups and outings updates (information is also available on the display boards and members of the Outing Team and Committee are there to answer any questions)
•a speaker (look on the events list to see details of the speaker the day you are coming to the General Meeting)
•time to chat to other members

Guests and visitors are welcome to come along to these general meetings and find out more about us and pick up information.

At our AGM on 18th April, Geoff Mead stepped down from the Committee. Geoff and his wife, Sheila were instrumental in starting the Braintree Area U3A in 2013 and Geoff is featured in the picture bottom right when Braintree Area U3A received the certificate of recognition of us being part of the UK Organisation of the U3A. Geoff was elected as our Honorary President at the EGM on 20th June 2018. The Honorary President serves until the next Annual General Meeting. An Honorary President may be re-appointed at each AGM for a further term for as long as is agreed.

For a full list of Committee Members go to the Committee page. You can send an email to anybody listed there if you have a particular question or query, or you can leave a message 24/7 on our mobile service 07938 982 183.

Can I Join?
The U3A is open to all who are in their Third Age and no longer in full time employment, and are willing to share their knowledge, skills, and experience with other members.

The Committee decided at their November meeting that the Membership Fee for 2019 would be £15.00 for one member and £25.00 for two members living at the same address. The application form is the same if you are a current member or a new member.

Click on the Membership Application Form 2019 to open and print a membership form, or click on the link in the right hand column. Please complete and return to membership secretary, the address is on the form.