Welcome to Stafford u3a

Stafford u3a was launched in March 2006. We now have over fifty activity groups all of which are led by u3a members who share their knowledge, experience and skills with others.

Most groups meet during the day at a variety of venues in Stafford and surrounding villages, sometimes in members' homes with new groups constantly being set up. There are also monthly meetings, open to all members, which feature visiting guest speakers covering a wide range of topics. There is no limit to the number of groups members can join.

For more details See our Groups and our Activities pages.

The annual membership fee is £11 per person (2022 - 2023). There is also a fee of £1 for each group session attended, £2 for the monthly meeting.

We are strongly committed to equality of opportunity within our u3a and welcome especially those who are in minority and under–represented groups. We endeavour to cater for those with disabilities and if you have particular needs, please let us know so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

If you need any further information, or would like to become a member of Stafford u3a, Contact Us and we will get back to you. Or you are welcome to telephone us on 01785 593039


The u3a is a learning self-help group of people no longer in full-time employment which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. It was brought to the UK in 1982 and now there are over 1000 autonomous groups, supported by a national body, the Third Age Trust. There is no lower age limit for membership - anyone who has passed the first age of childhood and the second age of full time employment is welcome, even if working part time. No qualifications are needed to join and none are given.