Hounslow

Welcome to Hounslow U3A

We are a local organisation for retired or semi-retired people who want to meet together for learning and leisure activities. We pride ourselves on being a very friendly and welcoming U3A.

During the months of lockdown and restrictions on meetings, our members have been busy establishing new ways to continue their activities in order to stay in touch, learn and have some fun! We are now gradually beginning face to face meetings, whilst still using Zoom as well. Our twice-monthly meetings in September will continue to use Zoom. Our programme for the current year can be seen by using the ‘Events‘ button above. Our aim is to provide a varied, informative, entertaining and stimulating programme for our members.

Our Groups are deciding for themselves how they wish to meet. Some are meeting in gardens and conservatories or well aired rooms. This year has seen us starting to establish a presence on social media, with a public page to spread the word about what we do. If you use Facebook, search for Hounslow u3a and you’ll find us. We are looking for someone who is good at social media to oversee this for us. Maybe a new member will have those skills?

We come under the umbrella of The Third Age Trust, a national self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment. Although each local U3A operates in its own way, all branches use the knowledge, skills and experience of their own members to set up and run special interest groups. We currently have groups covering a wide range of interests, as well as opportunities for social activities, such as lunches and theatre trips. Members are welcome to join as many groups as they like, subject to space, and those with particular interests, experience or knowledge may decide to set up and coordinate new groups. No one needs a qualification to coordinate a group, just the enthusiasm to get things going. To learn more about our groups, press the Groups button above.

New Members are always welcome; there is a reduced fee for this year at £10. See the Membership button above for details. It’s a brilliant way to make new friends and enjoy a stimulating and sociable retirement.

We hold our twice-monthly general meetings at Holy Trinity Church in Hounslow High Street opposite the Hounslow Treaty Centre. It is well placed for public transport.