About us ...


Whether you are looking for opportunities to discover new interests, make new friends, visit places and events with like-minded people, get more exercise in a fun way or simply want a stimulating calendar of local events, Dunmow U3A aims to provide it.

  • Recreational, cultural and creative interest Groups, from Art to Zumba ... and practically every other letter in between!
  • Outings to shows, exhibitions, gardens and sites of cultural, scientific or historical interest all over London and the South East
  • Monthly Meetings with guest speakers ranging from King Henry VIII to a researcher from BBC’s Who do you Think You Are?, and topics from Gamekeeping to Giggly Pigs
  • Local events including quizzes, seasonal celebrations, concerts, wine tastings and more.

If you would like to get involved, the only qualification you’ll need to join our inclusive organization is to be a “Third Ager” i.e. no longer be in full time employment! Please have a browse around our web site, or go straight to “How to Join” below.

 The Doctor’s Pond, Great Dunmow
 The Doctor’s Pond, Great Dunmow

Dunmow U3A is a mutual-aid organisation that is run by and for its members. It is part of an exciting world-wide movement which provides opportunities for life-long learning at a minimal cost. Nationally there are more than 1,000 U3As, with around half a million members; in Dunmow we have around 550 members belonging to some 35 interest Groups. Each is led by members themselves, who may be sharing an interest in which they have expertise, or simply organising a group who wish to learn together.

Although temporarily suspended due to the Coronavirus lockdown, we look forward with enthusiasm to resuming our programme of monthly General Meetings and Outings. Meanwhile many of our groups continue to be active, either in approved socially distanced ways, or via online ‘virtual meetings’.
See the »Latest News and relevant »Group pages for further Covid-19 updates and details.

How to 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.

Click this link to download a »Membership Application Form for 2020/2021 as a Word document which you can print out, sign and post with your cheque. Please complete the Gift Aid section if applicable and enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your membership cards. Alternatively, you can email the form to us and pay by bank transfer.

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