Stanway in Colchester

Welcome

Registered Charity No.1171008

Members of the Stanway in Colchester U3A are urged to go to the Members Area page and read documents relating to the new Third Age Trust National Office Advice relating to Constitutional and Financial Matters

ABOUT THE U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Membership of a U3A is defined not by a particular age but by a period in life in which full time employment has ceased.

Members come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery. Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them. The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust. There are local U3As all across the UK, and in many other countries, which are run entirely by volunteers. They draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

ABOUT STANWAY U3A

Stanway U3A (with Colchester U3A), serves the people of Colchester and its surrounding towns and villages, and is one of over 900 individual U3As in the UK with over 340,000 members. Stanway U3A has 800 members. We are a lively and friendly group of people who wish to continue to learn and take up new interests and activities in spite of, or because of having reached the "Third Age" – the period when we are no longer in full time employment. Join us and you will enjoy access to:-

  • around 70 interest groups (go to Groups)
  • taster sessions and short term activities (go to Groups)
  • social events - mornings/afternoons (go to Talks&Tours)
  • visits to places of interest with guides and privileged access (go to Talks&Tours)
  • lecture meetings with knowledgeable speakers (except August) (go to Talks&Tours)
  • monthly Newsletter (except January)(go to Members Area)
  • "Third Age Matters" and “Sources” magazines, published by the Third Age Trust (go to Members Area)

ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

The new membership application form is valid from 11 April 2018 and can be downloaded from the Links in the side panel on this page. For new members joining their membership will run until 30 April 2019. Also until the new Bank Account is available, we will, of course, accept cheques.

Thank you for visiting our website, which we hope you will find interesting, informative and exciting.