Over 1,000 Members invite you to join us
We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust and are an independent charity but part of a network of many u3as in the UK and the wider world. The u3a was created for and is run by "third agers", retired and semi-retired people.
Across the UK, u3a members are learning, staying active and having fun in later life. It’s local, social, friendly, low-cost and open to all. We are entirely run by volunteers.
Elmbridge U3A has over 1000 members to welcome you. We offer a wide range of opportunities for social contact and participation in interesting activities. Our motto is Learn, Laugh, Live. The pandemic has affected us but it has certainly not stopped us! Open the CONTACT page to see a list of our officers and to send us an enquiry.
To JOIN click this Join Elmbridge U3A button.
Open the EVENTS page to see our programme of regular events. Look at the GROUPS page to see information about the over 100 groups which carry out a wide variety of activities, all creating opportunities to socialise in addition to learning new things from other members. We try to make it all stimulating and fun!
Open the MEMBERS page to find out about our closed Facebook group and to access some of our manuals, guides, policies, reports and other information, the ability for existing members to access Beacon, our internal administrative system, and for members to renew membership.
Open the LOCKDOWN page to see what we are up to during the current Covid 19 lockdown.
To find out about Zoom and on-line meetings, open the ZOOM page.
Click on this Elmbridge button, to view a map of our area.
Open Corona virus scams for advice
We hold meetings on the first Wednesday of every month with speakers on varied and interesting subjects. Currently the talks are being delivered on-line, at no charge. In normal times they are held at Claygate Village Hall, doors open 1.30 p.m., talks start at 2 p.m. and admission is £1.
Useful information about Claygate Village Hall Church Rd, Claygate, Esher KT10 0JP. The talks are popular and very occasionally we have to turn people away so getting there early is advisable.
When Covid restrictions permit, please consider whether you can offer anyone else a lift to Claygate - we would encourage people to car share if they possibly can. Parking: 35 parking spaces at the hall, 43 space car park at 123 Hare Lane, KT10 0RD, 90 space car park at Torrington Lodge, 164 Hare Lane, KT10 0RA. Both are within roughly 10 minutes walk of the hall. Parking on the surrounding roads is free
The K3 Bus route goes to Claygate Village Hall from Surbiton / Esher / Dittons. Claygate station is a 15 minute walk away, with taxis nearby, and has services to Surbiton, Hinchley Wood, Cobham and Oxshott. Thames Ditton, Molesey, Walton, Weybridge and Hersham stations can be reached via Surbiton. If you need help with the directions call Tony on 020 8979 2737.