South Woodham Ferrers

Registered Charity No 1181261

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What is the U3A?

The 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 here.


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, Crouch Valley was started up a few years later.