Stanway in Colchester

Members Only Area


Constitution - As announced in the Newsletter May 2021 members will be asked to vote on this Draft Amended Constitution. See the Newsletter for further details. Both the draft and the current Constitution can be seen at the bottom of the Policies, Procedures & Forms subpage.

The following are all now subpages of the Members Only Area:


  • Margaret has kindly volunteered to re-open our bookstall in the garage of her home from 11am to 1pm on the following Fridays: 9 April, 23 April, 14 May, 28 May, 11 June, 25 June. Why not pop along? You will find an excellent selection covering all genres of fiction as well as non- fiction titles and puzzles. Margaret’s address is in the April Newsletter - Strict social distancing please.
  • Membership Application and Renewal forms for 21/22 are now available on our Welcome page. Please remember to renew your membership before 1st May each year. If you do not renew you will not receive monthly newletters and other u3a publications, nor will you be able to participate in any u3a meetings or activities.
  • ZOOM PRESENTATIONS: Have you been using Zoom to keep in touch with family or other u3a members? Why not register for our twice monthly speaker presentations via Zoom? We’d like more members to join us, see EVENTS page or latest newsletter for meeting and registration details. See our Using Zoom guidance if you have not used Zoom before.



You receive a number of publications as part of your subscription to Stanway u3a:

ACTIVITY GROUPS AND TALKS BROCHURE: is sent to all existing members when they renew their membership and to new members when they join. It includes the programme of monthly talks for the first half of the year, and all the current Groups and Group Leaders' contact details. An Updated Booklet is sent to all members in January providing the programme of lectures for the second half of the year together with information about any new Groups and details of any changes to existing Groups.

Stanway News STANWAY NEWS: is our Newsletter circulated to all our members every month. As well as reports from the Chair and other members of the various Committees, you can find out about forthcoming trips, talks, social events, quizzes and competitions. Plus there and updates from various Groups, and articles provided by our members for your entertainment. The current and previous 3 Newsletters are available in the Links area on this page. You will be asked for your username and password (included in your membership renewal letter) as the Newsletters contain personal contact details.

TAM magazine THIRD AGE MATTERS: is a national magazine posted out to u3a members that choose to receive it, in February, April, June, September and November. It contains News, Views, Ideas, Opinions, Stories and much more. It includes a section called Sources which concentrates on educational issues and looks at a different subject or theme each issue.

National newsletter Did you know that Third Age Trust also issues a NATIONAL NEWSLETTER each month? Full of information including announcements of interest nationally, what u3as are up to, and learning opportunities.
Click on National Newsletter to sign up to receive your copy by email.

U3A Signposts In addition, U3A SIGNPOST is an international Newsletter published online on the first day of every month for u3a members and kindred groups anywhere in the world.


RIVIERA TRAVEL- cashback for Stanway u3a!

Could members inform our Treasurer if you book a holiday through Riviera as the u3a can claim back a percentage of your holiday cost to reinvest in u3a activities. We only need your booking reference and date of travel, no other information is required. Click on CONTACT button to send your booking details to our Treasurer or to find out further information.