ORIGINS OF U3A
The University of the Third Age was founded in Paris in 1979 and has since become an international organisation. Each country has developed its own style, with an emphasis in the UK on participation by members rather than on formally-organised courses. The UK's U3A was founded in 1982 and has been a major success. Today there are over 750 branches and over 240,000 members. U3A neither requires nor awards any qualifications.
NORTHWOOD AND DISTRICT U3A
The Inaugural meeting was held on July 6th 2011. Membership is now over 800 members and there are over 70 groups. Something for everyone!
MEETINGS AND COMMUNICATION
We hold monthly meetings with a speaker and a chance to catch up on the latest groups and other developments.The current circumstances mean that these meetings are held online via Zoom so we have to miss out on our usual refreshments and chats with our fellow members until we can return to meeting in person.
In response to the pandemic we have stepped up our communications with a Viral Times newsletter and frequent email bulletins on events and opportunities Our Group Leaders are kept up to date on the latest COVID-19 guidance and all the initiatives that can help the groups to continue and function effectively in these difficult times.
IN NORMAL TIMES The monthly meetings (for members only) are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:30am at Fairfield Church, Windsor Close, Northwood Hills HA6 1PB. Parking spaces are limited both on site and in the immediate vicinity. The On Site spaces are reserved for blue badge holders who should pre-book their space by contacting the person listed in the newsletter. Bus routes 282, H13 and H11 stop nearby and the Northwood Hills Metropolitan Line station is also within easy reach The Church building has full disabled access and a loop system is installed.