Welcome to Stourbridge u3a

Membership 2024-25

Our membership year starts on 1st March 2024

Individual membership is £15

Joint membership £30 (2 members at the same address)

Associate membership £11 (for members who have membership at another u3a)


The lastest Stourbridge u3a Newsletter, March 2024 is now on right in Links


u3a has been known as the ‘University of the Third Age’. However, it was thought that this suggested formal learning at a high level. This is not what we are about. The strapline “ Learn, Laugh and Live” is now used to better describe what we do.

After spending years working or bringing up a family, we can offer you an informal way to LEARN by exploring new or renewed interests. We have over 40 special interest groups, covering a wide range of subjects from astronomy to playing ukulele.

All our groups and events have a strong social element. They offer a chance to LAUGH and have a good time.

There are also many trips and outings to choose from - visit our events page for details .
We offer many ways to get out and LIVE, rather than staying at home. Several of our groups are about wellbeing and keeping fit. Checkout the Groups tab.

Stourbridge u3a
As the name suggests we serve Stourbridge and the surrounding area, but wherever you live you are welcome to join us if you like what we do and you want to be involved.
Like all u3a branches, we are a self-governing and self-financing body, operating under the Third Age Trust. The Trust is the national body that provides our core principles and vision, as well as educational and administrative support. The Trust publishes a quarterly magazine for members called Third Age Matters.

Joining Stourbridge u3a
You are eligible to join if you are no longer in full-time work. There is no age stipulation. All are welcome; indeed our new recruitment campaign is being aimed at the younger person to invigorate the movement. Please see our other pages and the link ‘Join us’ for more information.

Monthly meetings take place on the first Thursday afternoon of each month commencing at 2pm. The venue is the New Road Methodist Church, New Road, Stourbridge DY8 1PA.

All members are welcome to attend the monthly meeting and we aim to have an interesting talk each month by a visiting speaker as well as news of outings and group activities.

Speakers - First Thursday of the month at 2pm at New Rd Methodist Church

We warmly welcome new members and visitors alike so please call in and see us. Visitors are allowed to attend up to three times before joining, and this is an ideal way to try us out and see how friendly we are

Membership cost is £15 covering you until March 2025. Associate membership (if you belong to another u3a) is £11
Visitors to Thursday meetings are charged £2 per meeting including refreshments.

Further details on Stourbridge u3a can be obtained by emailing us using the details on our Contacts Page.

Registered Charity Number: 1166067

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