Wonersh

Welcome to Wonersh U3A

Registered Charity No.1096989

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

ALL GROUP MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

On the 16 March the Prime Minister announced that everyone over 70 and those with underlying health issues should self-isolate for a period of at least 12 weeks. It is with regret therefore that all group meetings have been suspended for at least that length of time. This suspension includes all meetings, activities, outings and events and will remain in force for the foreseeable future until we are advised otherwise.

Any monthly listings you may see in local publications should be ignored as they went to press prior to the Prime Minister’s announcement. We look forward to re-commencing our groups when advised it is safe to do so and at the appropriate time this page will be updated.

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If you are retired from full time employment and want to stretch your mind, extend your social life and have fun, Wonersh U3A may be just what you are looking for.

Wonersh U3A is one of the smaller but vibrant groups in Surrey with around 380 members. We are part of the University of the Third Age, a movement that began in France but which is now widespread over many countries. As part of the Third Age Trust we are able to access information and resources to help in planning programs.

Wonersh U3A was first established in 1984 as AIMS (Activities and Interests of Mature Students) following an initiative from the Education Department of the University of Surrey. Ten years later we became affiliated to the U3A which by then had become a nationwide organisation. Although listed as Wonersh U3A we welcome members from Blackheath, Bramley, Chilworth, Shalford, Shamley Green and all other surrounding areas.

Meetings are held at various local venues in and around Wonersh, Bramley, Shalford and Shamley Green, all of which can accommodate a wide range of activities. In addition to these meetings there are social events and also a visits program which includes trips to theatres, exhibitions, galleries, National Trust properties and other places of interest for which all members are eligible.

Wonersh U3A in common with all U3A groups is essentially a self-help organisation and members are encouraged to use their previous experience to lead a group or perhaps teach a subject.

Our current annual subscription is £10 per person. The year starts 01 September annually. New members may join at any time during the year. The cost for members attending any talk or group activity is £1 per session (which includes tea and biscuits). Visitors are welcome but are asked to pay £2 per meeting. Some activities such as Pilates and Tai Chi require a fee payable in advance. The charges made are to cover the annual fee paid to the National HQ of U3A, administrative expenses and room hire for all sessions.

To join Wonersh U3A, download and complete the Membership Application Form which can be found by clicking on the link on this page. If you decide to join us you will be sure of a warm welcome and an interesting choice of activities and programs.