Welcome to Stevenage U3A

Stevenage U3A has ceased al activities due to current health situation. All members will be contacted when we are ‘up and running’ till then: stay well – stay safe and follow the guidance. Keep checking the website for latest news, hopefully good news soon.

I would like to share with you the following which was sent to me by Barbara Cordina the Chair of Herts Network Group of U3As It seems to fit the occasion really well.

At this difficult time, mend a quarrel.
Seek out a forgotten friend.
Dismiss suspicion, and replace it with trust.
Write a love letter. Share some treasure.
Give a soft answer. Encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed.
Keep a promise. Find the time.
Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy.
Listen. Apologise if you were wrong. Try to understand.
Flout envy. Examine your demands on others.
Think first of someone else. Appreciate.
Be kind; be gentle. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more.
Deserve confidence. Take up arms against malice.
Decry complacency. Express your gratitude.
Welcome a stranger.
Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.

From the editors of McCall's Magazine of America 1959

kindest regard
Margaret Harwood (chair)

Stevenage University of the Third Age.
(No qualifications, tests or examinations are required)

Are you free from full time work and family responsibilities? Would you like to spend time with other people who want to LEARN, LAUGH AND LIVE! and keep your brain cells active? Then come along and give us a try. We do not employ tutors or teachers we learn from and with each other. We cover a variety of subjects but if you can't find what you are interested in we will try to find like minded people to share it with.

Please use the contacts page to find out more details about us.

Stevenage U3A extends a warm welcome to:

Those who enjoy learning or want to continue to learn something new or even share their knowledge with others or would like to form new friendships with like-minded people - maybe all three. And, you will live in the area of Stevenage, Herts. Anyone is welcome to attend a Thursday Open afternoon session (during term time) to "try us out" before joining, please make contact through this site using the Contact page.

What does it cost?
Our current annual subscription is £10. You must become a member to join ANY of our groups.

The fee for the Thursday Open Meeting is £2 (either member or visitor), which includes tea or coffee and biscuits. Study/Special Interest Groups may incur a charge, especially if room hire is required.



The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international organisation which caters for those men and women who are not in full-time employment. There are no entry requirements, no examinations, and no qualifications are awarded. Stevenage U3A was amongst the first to be set up.

There are 1000 U3As, with more than 400,000 thousand members in the United Kingdom, each U3A being independent and having its own constitution. All U3As are self financing. However, there are regional and national umbrella organisations, to assist in maintaining the common purpose of continuing education.


We are constantly updating this website to ensure that all information is correct, however it is dependent upon volunteers. If you find an error please let us know using the Contact page 'other' button.

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