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The Constitution, proposed change for adoption on June 24th version, is available via the link ==>

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2019/20 Membership Renewals No Longer Available The renewal period has expired and you must re-apply for membership


The Newsletter has become an enjoyable and informative read every two months that has improved and grown through the efforts of our editors, Margarete and Terry. Unfortunately Margarete is unable to continue and Terry must reduce the time she can contribute in September. Please consider joining the Newsletter Team so that we can keep delivering the news and entertainment that keeps our members informed and the broader community interested in our U3A.

Contact Terry: harlowu3anewsletter@gmail.com

The newsletter is issued every 2 months at the monthly meeting (printed) and on the website.

See the current full colour issue distributed at the May 20th 2019 meetingvia the link -->
Next Newsletter: July 22th Next deadline for articlesJune 24th 2019
Contact the editorsharlowu3anewsletter@gmail.com

The Interest Groups information on the website has been re-organized and updated as of May 8th 2019

Members' comments and updates on the website are invited e-mail Geoff Longster glongster@hotmail.com


The U3A is an international self-help learning organisation for "3rd Agers". In the UK the national umbrella organization, The Third Age Trust ("TAT") is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Harlow U3A is an unincorporated charity that functions for the broader benefit of society. Harlow U3A is an operationally independent affiliate of TAT. U3A members are typically retired or semi-retired from paid employment and wish to use and pass on their skills and experience to others. Harlow U3A provides many opportunities to try new hobbies and activities, to socialize, and join others supporting the community in volunteer roles.

Everyone who is on the committee, runs one of the groups or helps at monthly meetings is a volunteer. Getting involved is a great way to make new friends, be socially active, to know what is happening within the U3A and engage with the wider community.

Find more about the history and ethos of the U3A on the National Organization's website, accessed via the "U3A" Page of this website, where you can also sign up for the monthly 'National U3A Newsletter'.


Harlow and Surrounding Areas U3A was formed in January 2008. We have about 900 paid up members and 75 interest groups at the beginning of 2019. Check the Groups Page for a flavour and variety of interests/activities and find more details on groups that interest you. Contact information and meeting times of current groups are available on the Groups Page and also in the Newsletter.

The member-run groups are at the heart of the U3A. Every encouragement is given to serve more interests and start new groups. Interest group members manage their own arrangements and expenses, subject to general guidelines and rules on cash handling.

There is a monthly general meeting, usually the 4th Monday of the month, at Paringdon Sports Club, Paringdon Road, Great Parndon, Harlow, CM19 4QT from 10.00 to 12.30am. Actual meeting dates via the link ==>
Details of speakers etc. on the Events Page

Visitors are always welcome as prospective members at our monthly meetings and pay a £2.00 fee. This is a "one-time" opportunity to comply with insurance requirements.

The Events Page provides information on meetings and is updated regularly with information on various local events likely to be of interest to members

Access the 2019 Meeting Calendar via the link -->


To join Harlow U3A please download an Application Form from the link and follow the instructions.

Alternatively, contact our Membership Secretary, Claire Knight, on 01279 416331 or e-mail Claire through the contacts page, using the Membership Buttton and she will send you an application form.

Our membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Annual membership from April 2019 is £13.50 per person.

PLEASE NOTE You will not be able to join at one of our meetings but you can pick up an application form.