What is U3A? The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a national and international organisation which has a positive and creative approach to retirement and membership is open to anyone not in full-time employment. Activities, which normally take place in the day-time, are organised by members in small groups which meet regularly. No qualifications are required and none are given. All you need is interest and enthusiasm. The U3A also run online courses on many subjects which can be studied at home or wherever there is access to the internet. For full information, see the U3A web site www.u3a.org.uk.
Enfield U3A was formed in 1994 and has a membership of about 470 people. There is no waiting list and new members are very welcome.
Where and when do we meet? All monthly meetings are held at St. Paul's Centre, Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR on the second Monday of the month. Doors open at 2.00 p.m, when tea will be served. Meetings start at 2.30 p.m. prompt.
What do we do? At our monthly meetings the Chairman updates us with the latest news and introduces our speaker for the day. Please see our Events page for news of forthcoming speakers. Outings and visits are arranged throughout the year and there is a wide variety of study and interest groups meeting on a regular basis.
What does it cost? The annual subscription is £18, which covers administration costs, including an affiliation fee to the Third Age Trust. It entitles members to come to monthly meetings, take part in any of the interest groups and receive our quarterly newsletter. In addition the Third Age Trust send all members a quarterly U3A News and Sources magazine, which concentrates on particular subjects.
Can I come as a visitor? Visitors are welcome to attend up to two meetings on payment of a £2.00 fee per meeting.
How do I join? Please use the Contact page to e-mail our Membership Secretary so that we can contact you, or just come along to one of our meetings as a visitor or join on the day. When you come to our meeting one of our Welcomers will meet you, answer any of your questions and introduce you to other people. From time to time we hold coffee mornings for new members to help you get to know others and find out more about us.