Join Melbourn & District U3A online - the form
Welcome! Membership of our U3A is open to those who are retired or semi-retired. There is no lower age limit for membership.
About us
Melbourn and District U3A was formed in 1994 and today has around 500 members from South Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire. There are 33 subject or activity groups covering art, music, languages or local history together with excursions and leisure activities such as yoga and walking.

These groups are informal, mutual and self-help in nature rather than the lecturer and student format. In some groups, the leader brings professional experience and in others group members share the role to build skill or understanding. A leader of one group is often a member of other groups so indeed we are all learning. And there are no exams! Newcomers are welcomed regardless of experience or knowledge. Meetings are held in the morning or afternoon, in people's houses or in local halls.

We hold a monthly general meeting, with a guest speaker, on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.45 pm. This is also an opportunity for social exchange over tea and coffee. These monthly meetings are held in the hall of Melbourn Village College at which there is ample parking space. You are welcome to visit the first time as a guest and our 'greeters' will connect you with what is on offer. (Do check our website before your first visit). There is no meeting in December and occasionally we meet at Foxton Village Hall.

By the way, ‘Third age’ arises from considering childhood as the first age; adulthood as the second. The Third Age, or retirement, allows time to indulge in interests or expand horizons.

Melbourn & District U3A (formerly “university of the third age”) is affiliated to a national organisation called the Third Age Trust. The Trust is a registered charity which provides benefits to all U3As by being a conduit for an interchange of ideas and other ways. Our subscription includes an amount due to the Trust.

Everyone who is no longer in full time employment is welcome to join. A list of groups is nearby. You may decide to join one or more of them or just attend their monthly meeting. To join our U3A, complete the application form below or read on for other ways to join and pay.
Melbourn & District U3A - local committee contacts
Melbourn & District U3A website: www.melbu3a.org

Chairman Anthony GARRICK chair@melbu3a.org
Catering Organiser Rama VINDLACHERUVU catering@melbu3a.org
Committee Member Jan GYPPS committee@melbu3a.org
Deputy Chairman George HOWARD speakersecretary@melbu3a.org
Groups coordinator Anthony GARRICK grpcoordinator@melbu3a.org
Membership Secretary Chris DAVISON membership@melbu3a.org
Newsletter Editor Roger FROST newsletter@melbu3a.org
Secretary Lindsay DAVIDSON secretary@melbu3a.org
System Admin Nicole SEARLE webadmin@melbu3a.org
Treasurer Val NEATHER treasurer@melbu3a.org
Excursions Leader David SANSOM excursions@melbu3a.org
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The annual membership fee is £13 per person
Payment is due by 1st August for the following year. If you join after 1st February the fee is £8.25. In either case the membership fee includes a £3.50 capitation fee levied by our National Organisation, the Third Age Trust, which provides a range of services and benefits, including liability insurance cover. Our fee is the same whether or not you belong to another U3A.

Ways to pay

o Pay the required amount by online banking
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o In person at the next Speaker Meeting
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Need help? Care to join a group?
If you need help or seek reassurance about this membership form you may contact Chris Davison 01763 264189 or Email him at: membership@melbu3a.org
See our web site to find the contacts for the group/s you wish to join
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Your details are held on a computer database which is used solely in the administration of the U3A, and as such is not registered under the Data Protection Act. Your details are not otherwise shared. As per GDPR rules you may have a copy of your data on the database by applying to the Membership Secretary. Our policy can be read at our website.
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