Cranleigh & District

About us

So, what is U3A? - The University of the Third Age

The first age is Childhood

The second age is Responsibilities


We are one of over a 1000 U3As spread across the UK, each affiliated to the Third Age Trust. In brief, the U3A was formed for the benefit of retired & semi-retired people who wish to learn and keep active. Members share their knowledge, experience and participate in a wide range of educational, social and leisure activities.

Join us, make new friends and share teaching/ learning experiences. No qualifications are required. You can learn new skills and exercise for sheer enjoyment and fun.

Please browse our Groups and Events pages, we are sure you will find something of interest. If not and you have any ideas for new activities we would like to hear from you. The U3A draws on the wealth of knowledge and experience of its members. We would be particularly pleased to hear from anyone willing to lead a group. Teaching experience is definitely not necessary.

We look forward to hearing from you - please click the 'Contact' link above.

Members receive a quarterly newsletter either by email or a hard-copy by post. Click the side 'Link' to view previous newsletters.


If you would like to join Cranleigh & District U3A you can contact the membership secretary by phone or e-mail by clicking the 'Contact' link above. Alternatively, you can click ‘Membership Form’ in the side 'Link' to view the form, then print and return the completed form to the membership secretary.

Annual membership fee is £16 (renewable from 1st September), which enables members to participate in all available groups. New members joining from 1st January pay £10, while those joining after Easter pay £5. For groups that meet more than once a month, a small extra charge is made.

When applying for membership please consider the following:

Third Age Matters (TAM): Members are able to subscribe to the national U3A magazine, for those unfamiliar with TAM it contains useful and interesting information regarding the activities of other U3As, national events, book reviews and on-line courses.
The annual subscription for TAM is £3 for 5 issues per year.

Gift Aid: The benefits to Charities are well-known and worth £4 to us for each UK taxpayer who gives authority. This is a valuable contribution to our running costs and enables us to keep the subscription at its current level of £16 per person.
If appropriate, please tick the box on the application form.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Privacy Statement
Cranleigh & District U3A requires members to provide their personal information so that you can be kept informed about events and activities that are offered as part of your membership. In collecting your information Cranleigh & District U3A will:
• Store it securely.
• Use it to communicate with you as a U3A member.
• Share your information with group leaders for those groups that you are a member of.
• Send you general information about the Third Age Trust.

To view our full Privacy Policy you can click ‘Privacy Policy (GDPR)’ in the side 'Link'

U3A Cranleigh & District Area is a Registered Charity - No.1071260

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