Welcome To Chorleywood u3a

u3a is a fast-growing self-help scheme that took off in the UK 40 years ago. You don't need formal qualifications and there are no exams. Members share their knowledge, experience and talents with others in various interest groups, usually in each others' homes. Each u3a also has a central monthly meeting with a visiting speaker.

One of over 1000 u3as around the UK, Chorleywood u3a was formed in June 2010. Lying on the edge of the Chilterns, the beauty and diversity of our local countryside and wildlife are resources used by many of our interest groups. We have more than 40 of these, enabling members to keep fit, broaden their knowledge, improve their skills or simply enjoy themselves. For further details see the GROUPS page.

In addition to the interest groups, our regular monthly meetings give members a chance to socialise and listen to excellent guest speakers who cover a wide range of topics. These are usually held at the Memorial Hall next to Chorleywood Common. We also run coach and theatre outings.

COVID-19 During the emergency we adapted our activities, mainly by moving many of them on-line. In-person meetings are now re-starting as the situation eases. We are also trying hybrid meetings, with some members present in person and others participating via Zoom. We have succcessfully run our first outings since the pandemic, and plan more.

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The principal pages of the website can be reached by clicking/tapping on the appropriate button at the top of the screen.

Wherever you see blueish text (e.g. LATEST), you can click (or tap) on it to go to a relevant page, website, document, or in the case of somebody's name or title, to send them a message.

Details of the monthly meetings, outings, future events and centrally organised activities can be found on the EVENTS page. For information about an individual subject interest group and its activities, please see the page for that group (reached via the list at the bottom of the GROUPS page).

Regular visitors to our website may find that the LATEST page provides an easy way of learning what has changed recently.

Interested in becoming a member? Click the JOIN US! button above.

If you would like to know a little more about how Chorleywood u3a is run, take a look at our IN THE LOOP page.

You can browse all the photographs on this site in the GALLERY (click or tap on the button at the very top of this page) and the u3a button will take you to the website of the Third Age Trust, the umbrella organisation behind the over 1000 u3as in the UK.

Click/tap on its title find out more about our book: Exploring Chorleywood: a Pictorial History, written by our members.