Welcome to our U3A


NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR OUR AGM (see the top right of this page)

To see the list of Speakers and Subjects for our monthly meetings, click on Events, and then click on Monthly Meetings, at the top right hand side.

The University of the Third Age, or U3A, is an amazing voluntary organisation where the word ‘university’ is used in its original sense of people coming together to learn. Stratford-upon-Avon U3A was set up in 2000, the first of five in South Warwickshire. It’s very friendly and anyone not in full-time work and living within easy reach of Stratford may join. No qualifications are needed and none are awarded: all learning is for pleasure! Most opportunities come through our interest groups, with many subjects to explore: craft, current affairs, languages, music, psychology, wine appreciation - and more!

Membership costs just £13 per year. This entitles you to join interest groups, attend our monthly meetings, take part in visits, have a copy of our newsletter and receive two national U3A magazines. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall in Old Town, opposite Holy Trinity Church, Shakespeare’s last resting place. We always have an interesting speaker, catch up on news and have the chance to chat to other members afterwards over tea/coffee and biscuits. Do join us! Visitors are welcome.

It is worth noting too that the annual £13 subscription also gives you access to interest groups in the other U3As within South Warwickshire. This is subject, of course, to there being vacancies in any particular group.

Find out more via the links at the top of the page

Photos above: Ambling through Shottery, Craft Display, Gardening Group Visit, Steel Pans, Church Visiting & Heraldry

Solihull Shakespeare Saturdays, for more information go to links (top of this page)

More information about the U3A involvement in the Energy Ideas Cafe go to the events page

An amble through Shottery