Potters Bar

Welcome to our U3A

The Potters Bar U3A is a member of the Third Age Trust. We are a self-help organisation and our aims are firstly to advance learning to people who are no longer in full time employment, and secondly to provide facilities to support learning, recreational activities and personal development for people in Potters Bar and local areas.

Our new membership year, 20-21, would normally begin on 1st August with the renewal process commencing this month, however we are monitoring developments and will inform our current membership once renewals are re-introduced – for more detail regarding renewals please turn to our webpage entitled ‘Latest’.

Should you wish to join us then please print the attached membership form, complete it and then return it to The Membership Secretary as per the instructions given on the form. Your application will be processed and a welcome pack sent to you as soon as possible. Should you have any queries regarding your application please contact the Membership Secretary at membership@pbu3a.org.uk or on 07544 263356; however, due to the highly unusual circumstances in which we currently find ourselves there are no monthly meetings at present and hardly any groups are able to meet.

Nevertheless further details are given below for when things return to normal.

The fees cover attendance at monthly meetings, copies of the quarterly newsletter plus issues of ‘3rd Age Matters’ as well as attendance at all interest groups, although some groups may need to make a small charge to cover room hire, postage and refreshments etc. We have around seventy active groups with a total membership of around 800.

Our monthly meetings are held in the Wyllyotts Centre, usually on the second Monday of the month (but no meeting in August). If you are interested in joining us or just wish to know more about our U3A then either come to the next meeting and ask to speak to a committee member at the membership table - there are always a great number of people milling about but we are all friendly and want you to join us - or use the contact email link, as above; visitors can attend the monthly meeting twice before we ask them to join.

The Virtual U3A
The VirtualU3A Virtual U3A (vU3A), which went live in January 2009, is an online only U3A affiliated to the Third Age Trust. One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A. More information is available on the public website The Virtual U3A where one can also apply for membership. Why not click on the link and pay it a visit and if you know of anyone who might benefit please pass the information on?

Regional, National & International U3As

Click the links to the Herts region, HCC
London region, London
national TAT &
international U3As WorldU3A so you can easily keep up to date and participate with their events.

[We hope you find this website helpful and informative and if you have ideas for additions to the site let me know or if you find any of the links fail to work let me know that too. jb.]

Registered Charity No. 1079721