Yate & Sodbury District


Membership of Yate & Sodbury District U3A

u3a (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their “third age” to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment.

As the u3a is run entirely by its members, everyone’s skills and experiences are valuable and we all learn from each other by sharing our knowledge.

We currently have over 80 interest groups which are organised by the members. Full details can be found on this website and there are opportunities to meet new people, explore your interests or to introduce something completely new.

We produce a quarterly newsletter giving general information and details of recent group activities, see the News page.

Each month there is a talk by a variety of Speakers in Chipping Sodbury Town Hall where you can meet up and have a cup of tea: please see the events page for details of forthcoming talks.

Five times a year you can receive a magazine “Third Age Matters” which covers the activities of the u3a nationally as well as the latest information from The Third Age Trust.

There is no age limit to join and no awards or qualifications are required!

You are invited to visit any two of our groups twice to decide if the U3A is for you. It is then necessary for you to become a member to comply with conditions of insurance.

New Members: Our membership year runs from 1st May until 30 April each year and the annual fee is £8.00 per person. If you wish to join us please go to the Join Here page. If you are a taxpayer, please tick the Gift Aid box, this income enables us to keep our annual fee lower.

Existing members: can renew their membership online by using the link to Debit/Credit Card or PayPal Renewal - see the full Online renewal instructions;

or by sending a cheque with name, address and membership details to the Membership Secretary: Mrs P. Clark, 22 Culverhill Road, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6EZ

Credit card payments will be accepted with online renewals. As we are no longer printing membership cards; instead of receiving a membership card when you renew your membership you will receive a confirmatory email.