The London Borough of Merton includes Wimbledon, Mitcham, Morden, Colliers Wood and Raynes Park.
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Typically our members are over 55, are no longer in full time employment or having childcare responsibilities and so have some time on their hands. This is the opportunity to stretch the mind, extend one’s social life and have fun! That is where the U3A comes in.
Merton U3A is a locally run organisation of volunteers providing study groups, recreational and social activities at minimal cost. There is a mix of activities, interest groups, talks, visits, seminars, coffee mornings, lunches and courses. Established over 35 years ago, we have about 850 members in and around Merton participating in nearly 100 groups – these are shown on the website. We set up new groups or activities where there is a demand. We value and share everyone’s viewpoint, skills and experience and learn from each other.
Our activities are only open to members, although some groups run taster sessions for would-be members. No qualifications are required to join. We don’t issue qualifications; learning is its own reward.
Throughout the UK, the Third Age Trust represents more than 1,000 local U3A groups. The total membership of these U3As now exceeds 400,000.
The current annual fee is £16 or £27 for a couple at the same address. Some groups make a small additional charge, typically £1-£2 per meeting, to cover the cost of venue hire, refreshments and other expenses. However many groups meet in member’s houses, so the only extra cost is bringing the biscuits when it is your turn!