Melbourn & District

About Melbourn & District U3A

Our U3A started in 1994 and now has around 500 members mainly drawn from South Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire. We comprise over 30 groups ... yoga, walks, music, art, gardens, local history ... to name a few. These are informal, mutual and self-supporting rather than the teacher and student format. There are no exams, but there is much learning.

In some groups, a leader brings professional experience and in others group members might share the role to build greater skill or understanding. A leader of one group is often a member of other groups. Newcomers are welcomed regardless of experience or knowledge. Meetings are held in the morning or afternoon, in people's houses or in hired local halls. Sometimes there's a small charge to cover a cost.

We hold a monthly general meeting at 2.45 pm on the third Wednesday of the month (but not in December). There is a guest speaker. Our Greeters will welcome you and there is tea and coffee and an opportunity for social exchange. New members can register and choose groups they are interested in joining. Details of all the groups can be found at the Groups tab above. These monthly meetings are usually held in the hall of Melbourn Village College at which there is ample parking space. Occasionally we meet at Foxton Village Hall, so do check for news on the notices page before your first visit.

There is a national organisation called the Third Age Trust, a registered charity, to which Melbourn & District U3A is affiliated. The Trust provides a conduit for the exchange of ideas between other U3As. Our subscription includes an amount due to the Trust. To find out more about the U3A, click: What is the University of the Third Age? which will take you to the National U3A website.

The Annual Membership Fee is £13 per person or £8.25 if you join after 1 February 2020. The fee is the same if you belong to another U3A. Here is a 2019 application form pdf that you can print or instead you may use the Online membership application. For a version to complete with Word see the Links on the right. Use contact to get in touch.

Melbourn & District U3A excursion