General Meetings have RESUMED - via Zoom for now More details on the MEETINGS page

The June News Sheet is available via the link -->.

For Groups there are alternatives to physical gatherings

Try ZoomWe have our own licensecontact HarlowU3A.WebCoord@gmail.com


All members who were current on March 31st 2021 were renewed until March 31st 2022 at no charge

Membership dues for the year 2021-22 are £13.50 for new and re-joining members from April 1st 2021

Questions? Please contact our Membership Secretary, Chris Chesham, at u3aharlowmemsec@gmail.com

Annual General Meeting - 2020

Draft Minutes available via the link ==>

June Committee Meeting - Held via Zoom

Minutesvia the link==>

Essex County Council has useful information on the epidemic and related support for vulnerable individuals

The ECC websitehttps://www.essex.gov.uk/topic/coronavirusHas details

Action Fraud - Link to the Website ==>

Note that the Action Fraud site doesn't open immediately - Click on "Open in a new window" to access the site

The Harlow & Surrounding Areas U3A is an unincorporated members association, an affiliate of the Third Age Trust and registered as a charity in England and Wales. Number: 1132663

All information you provide is subject to U3A policies on Data Protection and Privacy - see links.

The Harlow U3A Constitution, with revisions adopted on August 28th 2019, is available via the link ==>

The 2020 & 2021 Meeting Calendars and Committee Meeting Minutes are on the Meetings Page

Groups Section

Details on the Groups Page

Interest Groups information is now provided via a link to Beacon on the Groups page July 7th 2021

HARLOW U3A NEWSLETTER - Volunteers, Articles and Photos Needed

The Newsletter has now become the on-line News Sheet". It remains an enjoyable and informative read that has improved and grown through the efforts of our editor, Terry.

The Latest "News Sheet" is available via the link. ==>

We plan to publish News Sheets so long as we are unable to meet physically. There's no schedule or deadline - when there is enough material Terry will put it together - so keep those words flowing. There will be no printed editions until "normal life" resumes - so No printing costs.

If you are aware of members/friends who do not have email please print a copy and send it to them.

Contributions in the form of Articles and Photos from the Groups are always welcome. - The articles can be as brief as you like - please just take a few minutes to let everyone know how much you enjoy your group's activities.

Contact: harlowu3anewsletter@gmail.com


The U3A is an international self-help learning organisation for "3rd Agers". In the UK the national umbrella organization, The Third Age Trust ("TAT") is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Harlow U3A is an unincorporated charity that functions for the broader benefit of society. Harlow U3A is an operationally independent affiliate of TAT. U3A members are typically retired or semi-retired from paid employment and wish to share their skills, interests and experience with others. Harlow U3A provides many opportunities to try new hobbies and activities, to socialize, and join others supporting the community in volunteer roles.

Check the "Volunteer" page for local volunteering opportunities.

Everyone who is on the committee, runs one of the groups or helps at monthly meetings is a volunteer. Getting involved is a great way to make new friends, be socially active, to know what is happening within the U3A and engage with the wider community.

Find more about the history and ethos of the U3A on the National Organization's website, accessed via the "U3A" Page of this website, where you can also sign up for the monthly 'National U3A Newsletter'.


Harlow and Surrounding Areas U3A was formed in January 2008. We have about 750 paid up members and 75 interest groups at the beginning of 2021. Check the Groups Page for a flavour and variety of interests/activities and find more details on groups that interest you. Contact information and meeting times of current groups are available on the Groups Page and also in the Newsletter.

The member-run groups are at the heart of the U3A. Every encouragement is given to serve more interests and start new groups. Interest group members manage their own arrangements and expenses, subject to general guidelines and rules on cash handling.

There is a monthly general meeting, usually the 4th Monday of the month, at Paringdon Sports Club, Paringdon Road, Great Parndon, Harlow, CM19 4QT from 10.00 to 12.30am. Actual meeting dates via the link ==>
Details of speakers etc. on the Meetings Page Meetings are suspended for the pandemic - Speakers are scheduled for Zoom delivery of talks

The Events Page provides information on local events likely to be of interest to members including performances (theatre, cinema, music, art etc.) and community events. When available links are provided to more information and ticket sales. You can also subscribe to an email list for regular updates and news.


To join Harlow U3A please download an Application Form from the link and follow the instructions.

Alternatively, contact our Membership Secretary through the contacts page, using the Membership Buttton and she will send you an application form.

Our membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Annual membership from April 2021 is £13.50 per person (New Member).