is a unique and exciting self help educational movement for middle aged
and older people no longer in full time employment which enables
members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities.
Please navigate around the site to find out all about us, our groups and
is an acronym for The University of the Third Age…….. …….a Movement
that is Worldwide and Bookham has been a part of since 1993.
operate under the auspices of the Third Age Trust, which is the National
representative body for our organisation in the UK , but like all of
the U3As we are autonomous. We provide an opportunity to pursue life
long learning and members are encouraged to use their skills and
abilities for the benefit of others and to develop new interests. We
have over 80 study groups covering a wide range of educational and
leisure pursuits, meeting in members' homes or designated venues. We
currently have over 600 members with over 100 members of other Local U3As attending one or more of our groups.
General Meetings are
held on the first Tuesday of the month, 2.30 p.m. at the Old Barn Hall,
Bookham when there is a speaker, a small amount of business and a chance
to chat with fellow members over a cup of tea. Future General Meetings are listed below. They may be on Zoom if necessary.
If you are a member but have not yet set up a password to enable you to login, you will only be able to access some of the pages and have limited access to much of the information. A guide to how to set up a password can be viewed by clicking here. Just remember that your user name is your surname followed by the first letter of your first name, with no space between. John Doe would be DoeJ. If you have a common name this could lead to duplication of a username, in which case a second letter from your first name may be necessary. Email email@example.com if you are having problems.
Members will not normally need to pre-book for monthly meetings except for ticketed events such as Christmas meeting. For Zoom meetings it will be necessary to pre-book using the information sent by email in advance of the meeting.