'In person' classes resume in September 2021. New members are welcome to join us. To find out what we currently offer, send us a message via Contact button above

Stockton-on-Tees u3ɑ

Stockton-on-Tees u3ɑ has over 300 members and has been in existence for more than 30 years. The aims of our u3ɑ are to advance the education of retired people and to provide leisure and recreational activities for the residents of Stockton-on-Tees and the surrounding area. We are a mutual self-help group with members using their skills and interests for the enlightenment of others or to further their own learning and recreation.


We have more than 30 Interest/Study groups which are very popular and are run by members. Please go to the Groups page for details and times of group activities. Prospective new group members MUST contact the Group Leader BEFORE attending a session, to ensure there are no changes to the venue or dates. We organise our own occasional events and outings, for which information is posted on the Events page.

Monthly Meeting

We meet on Tuesday afternoon of week 1 in our four week cycle for classes, except January and August. These optional meetings usually involve talks which are free to members and there is a chance to chat over a cup of tea or coffee. Please go to the Events page of this website for dates of meetings, details of the speakers and location of the meetings. No booking is necessary, just turn up.


We welcome new members to participate in our existing activities and to organise new ones on subjects of interest to them. Membership is open to anyone in the Stockton and surrounding area who is no longer in full time employment, irrespective of ethnic, cultural, social or religious background. The annual subscription is £33 and entry to most activities is free, though some activities charge a supplement. Our membership year starts in March. There is a reduced subscription for those joining late in the year. If members, new or otherwise, have any queries they should refer to their welcome pack for the Membership Secretary's contact details who will then forward any questions to the GL involved. Alternatively, members can click on the CONTACT button at the top of this page and send a message to the Membership Secretary.

Non-member enquiries - please click on the CONTACT button at the top of this page to send a message to the Membership Secretary.