Welcome to Medway U3A

HISTORY OF MEDWAY U3A Now nearly 10 years old

Early in 2008, Rochester Library, struggling for funding, needed to increase the number of people using their facilities. Several of ‘The Friends of the Library’ proposed that a U3A be formed, whose members would need to use the Library. It was proposed that the inaugural meeting be held there but this was moved to a larger hall in the Rochester Baptist Church. This proved to be a wise decision as 100 people turned up on a sunny day in June 2008.

So began the Medway University of the Third Age, a Steering Committee was formed and in November of that year, the Certificate of Membership was granted and we joined the then 750 other U3As in the UK. Various Special Interest Groups were started and these have grown rapidly over the years as has our membership which now stands well over 500. Study Days have been held, ranging from Shakespeare to Victorian and Medieval History. The Education Officer from Rochester Guildhall has hosted days on Charles Dickens and Roman Medway. Medway has also hosted Kent wide Study Days including one about Bletchley Park Visits have been arranged to amongst other places, Harrow School, Hatfield House, Secret London and Walmer Castle.

We have a speaker at each of our monthly meetings which are always well attended. The subject for our next meeting can be found on the Events page.

We are a Charity and all our income is generated from our membership fee. We were fortunate to be given a grant from Medway Council, which we used to purchase projection equipment.

Please note that one of the groups will do a short presentation before the meeting formally starts. This will be from 13.55 and will last 5 minutes

Membership Enquiries to: Angela Howe

Website Administrator Mark Seed

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