What is the U3A?
U3A (University of the Third Age) is a national organization which
provides, through local U3A's, life enhancing and life changing
opportunities for retired and semi-retired people. It does this within
local U3A's through shared learning and activity groups. For more
information about our groups please click
How Did it All Start?
The idea of a U3A started in France in 1972 with
the first English branch being formed in Cambridge 10 years later. There
are now in excess of 1000 groups in the UK with over 400,000 members.
The South Woodham Ferrers group was started in 2006 and currently has
more than 280 members. Because of its popularity a second group,
was started up a few years later.