Member Groups > Stevenage U3A


The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international organisation which caters for those men and women who are not in full-time employment. There are no entry requirements, no examinations, and no qualifications are awarded.

There are over 800 U3As in the United Kingdom, each one being independent and having its own constitution. However, there are regional and national umbrella organisations, to assist in maintaining the common purpose of continuing education.

Stevenage U3A was amongst the first to be set up, under the banner of "Leisure 50", which organisation still survives separately, organising walks on a fortnightly basis, and other activities.

Stevenage U3A is unusual in that during term time (except summer term) it runs meetings each Thursday afternoon at two venues in Stevenage, offering a choice of programme (see events page). These meetings take place from 2pm until 4pm at the Friends Meeting House and the United Reform Church, both in Cuttys Lane.

Stevenage U3A also runs occasional trips to historic gardens and homes, as well as visits to the theatre. 








Stevenage U3A


Contact :
Isabel and John Darnton
Tel: 01438 350 756

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