Fringe Box



Guildford Area u3a Now Offering Intermediate 20 Months’ Membership

Published on: 3 Feb, 2024
Updated on: 3 Feb, 2024

The Guildford Area u3a (also known as the University of the Third Age) is an educational self-help organisation aimed at anyone who is retired or no longer working full-time, or who has some free time on weekdays.

It draws on the wealth of knowledge and experience of its members to set up study groups and common interest groups and to organise recreational activities.

Exercising in a Gu3a Medau class.

Gu3a has more than 110 groups, covering a broad range of activities including arts and crafts, languages, literature, music, history, science, games, walks and coach trips.

New groups include bird watching, psychology, intermediate recorder and church bell ringing.

There is currently a new year membership offer to new members who wish to join at this time of year rather than waiting until the start of the next full year in September.

The offer is for up to 20 months’ membership, running from January 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025, at a cost of £50.

This compares with the usual rate of £30 for a year’s membership.

This offer will run into March, when it becomes more advantageous for a new member to wait until enrolment opens for 2024-2025, probably on May 1.

A Gu3a Thames river cruise.

A spokesperson said: “As we move towards our 40th anniversary in 2025, we reflect on how we have grown over the years as an organisation and our plans for the future.

“We are constantly looking for new opportunities to introduce new groups for our members’ enjoyment and are keen to find potential new members who have time on their hands and would be prepared to act as group leaders and introduce new aspects to our offerings.

A full list of current groups can be found here.

The main Gu3a website is here.

The 2023 Gu3a Christmas carol concert.

Share This Post

Leave a Comment

Please see our comments policy. All comments are moderated and may take time to appear.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *