Who are U3A?
Stockton-on-Tees U3A has over 250 members and next year will celebrate its 25 years of existence. The aims of our branch of U3A are to advance the education of retired people and to provide leisure and recreational activities for the residents of Stockton-on-Tees and the surrounding area. We are a mutual self-help group with members using their skills and interests for the enlightenment of others or to further their own learning and recreation.
We meet on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month (except August) at 2pm for meetings at The United Reform Church, Alma Street, Stockton. These optional meetings usually involve talks which are free to members and there is a chance to chat over a cup of tea or coffee. No booking is necessary, just turn up. We now have over 30 Interest/Study groups which are very popular and are run by members. We organise our own events, outings and trips.
We welcome new members to participate in our existing activities and to organise new ones on subjects of interest to them. Membership is open to anyone in the Stockton and surrounding area who is no longer in full time employment, irrespective of ethnic, cultural, social or religious background. The annual subscription is £20 and entry to most activities is free, though some activities charge a supplement. Our membership year starts in March. There is a reduced subscription for those joining late in the year.