Welcome To Great Dunmow



Guest Speaker: PETER LAYZELL — ‘My Life as a Rural Sergeant’

Meeting starts at 2:00 pm on Wednesday 30 October, in the E T Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.


Some other dates for your Diary ...

Tuesday 10 December Party2 Your U3A Christmas Party — watch for more details
Saturday 14 March Beaucrees2 '60s Rock Concert at Helena Romanes School
. Beaucrees

A Note From the Chair

Hello everybody!
I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chairperson following John Versey's retirement from the role. Thank you John for the tremendous job you have done overseeing the development of the U3A branch for Dunmow and surrounding villages.
The U3A is for people in their 'third age' - retired or semi-retired. Although there are no age restrictions, it tends to attract a lot of members over 50. We aim to be an inclusive U3A, offering friendship as well as the promotion of lifelong learning for enjoyment, not qualifications or awards.
It you are interested in joining our U3A, click on the groups and outings pages to see what we have to offer .Why not come along to a monthly meeting? We will give you a warm welcome!
Finally, scroll down to the bottom of this page to complete an application form.

Jane Tadman


From your Welfare Officer

Carole Potter - Welfare Officer
I have taken over the role of Welfare from Jane Tadman and I am looking forward to helping the Committee develop this role particularly within the caring aspect. For me, this feels like a natural role following my previous position within Nursing. I hope to pop into some of the groups to get to know the leaders and members, in the near future. If you have any concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me, »Carole Potter.

Dunmow U3A, launched October 2015, is one of the 1,043 U3As affiliated to the Third Age Trust across the UK, currently with over 425,000 members. U3As are self-help, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for people in their ‘third age’ and no longer in full time work. Eligibility is not determined by age, but by availability of time. U3As provide opportunities for members to share learning experiences by means of a wide range of interest groups conducive to learning and personal development. This allows pursuit of learning, not for qualifications, but for fun.

Can I Join?
Our University of the Third Age (U3A) is open to all in Great Dunmow and the surrounding area who are actively interested in helping each other by sharing their knowledge, skills, interests and experience. We have a yearly subscription of £13 per person. This subscription is a reduction from that charged last year and in common with many other U3A's there is now no reduction for members of other U3A's.

»Membership Application Form. — Click this link to open and print a Membership form for 2019/2020. Please complete the Gift Aid section (as applicable) and sign the form. At our monthly meetings new members can join and existing members can renew their membership. If you send the form to our Membership Secretary please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your membership cards. Click »Membership Secretary to make contact via Email. [If you have a problem opening the PDF file, visit the »Hints/Tips page].