Welcome to the Watford & District U3A website. We hope you find it interesting and realize that the U3A is a real source of pleasure for mature folk not planning to get old. We live, laugh and learn.
U3A stands for the University of the Third Age which originated in France in 1972, then started in Britain in 1982. The vision of U3A is that older people are happier if they have pastimes and ways of learning something new with friends who prefer not to vegetate. Everything in U3A is done by its members for its members. Membership of the U3A is open to all retired and semi-retired people. While there is an overview by the Third Age Trust each U3A is officially autonomous and financially self supporting. All the activities of Watford & District U3A are organized by, or provided by its members for its members.
We hold a regular monthly meeting on the morning of the first Tuesday of the month. Most of the activities are organised through Study Groups which cover a range of topics and meet on a regular basis, often in members' homes. Each group is financially self-supporting.
As well as our local newsletter, members receive the national Third Age Matters magazine.
Please explore the website to find out more and feel free to contact us if you need more information.
If you wish to apply for membership, please contact the Membership Secretary via the Contact page.
We are part of the Herts Network of U3As which holds network meetings, arranges study days, social events and training days.