On behalf of all our members of SWHerts u3a 'Welcome'. I hope you will make good use of this website, and indeed will benefit from all the facilities we are able to offer!

U3A stands for University of the Third Age. We are a self-help, self-funded educational and social organisation, that does not confer degrees, but offers our members the opportunity to study and learn largely for the fun of it!

We are part of the nation-wide Third Age Trust. The Trust was founded in 1982 with the aim of providing a 'learning for life' structure, specifically for those in the 'third age' and no longer in full-time employment. Today there are over one thousand u3as in Britain, with around half a million members, and it is the fastest growing organisation in the country.

Our SWHerts u3a is centered in Garston but members live from Watford one way to St Albans the other. We have over 550 members who take part in over 70 Study Groups that range from Art and Philosophy to Travellers' Tales and Ukulele.

We have come though the Covid19 pandemic in good shape and look forward to a gradual renewal of our activities in the months to come.  We anticipate a full programme of theatre trips, outings, walks and special events which are open to all members.

We began in 2002, and so in 2022 we will celebrate our 20th birthday! We have met in a number of venues in that time, and are currently meeting at Seventh-Day Adventist Church, St Albans Road, Garston WD25 9JL. It is essential that all members attending these meetings wear their membership badges because, for Fire Safety purposes, all members will be checked in and out. To reduce our Carbon Footprint, the committee recommends the use of 'car sharing' or public transport wherever possible. 

Our Constitution is available for inspection on our website under Documents. 

Mike Findley, Chairperson



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