Halstead & District



Thank you for visiting our website, which we hope you will find interesting.

Halstead and District U3A is one of more than a thousand U3As in England and is an exciting organisation providing life-enhancing opportunities for people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in regular employment. We are a friendly group of people living in Halstead and the surrounding villages, who wish to come together to take up new interests. Members share their skills and experiences to learn together for enjoyment and pleasure.

We have recently been holding our monthly meetings on Zoom, complete with speaker. This is working very well and provides a chance for some social interaction.
We have also introduced a ‘coffee' morning on Zoom each Friday at 10am and by following protocol, ie., listening without interrupting and indicating when you have something to say, we have enjoyed some good discussions.

We also have a range of ‘Interest Groups’ some of which our continuing to function during the current pandemic via Zoom. The Groups are mostly small, friendly learning units made up of about six to ten members, although some, like the walking group, have more. We encourage and help with the formation of new interest groups to develop a new interest – those who convene the groups do not have to be experts in their subject, just to enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with others. After all, the development of any U3A works by some members convening new ventures as well as participating in ones which already exist.

Membership currently costs £12.00 a year per person.

If you think any of our activities might appeal to you, do please contact us – click on CONTACT above to send us an email. Come to one of our monthly meetings as a visitor for £1 and you will be sure of a warm welcome. We look forward to hearing from you.