How to Join Our U3A

If you want to join us, just come along to a monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month and you can join on the spot! If you can't make it to the COWSHACC please email our membership secretary at                                 


The only qualification for membership is that you should have ceased full-time paid work. You are welcome regardless of your sex, religion, politics, ethnic origins, or disability. There is a lower age limit of 16 but no upper age limit.


The annual subscription for full membership is currently £18 for the year from April to March. Optional tea/coffee available at each main monthly meeting is 50p. The subscription covers the hire of the hall, admin. expenses and speakers' fees and expenses plus capitation to the national organisation (the Third Age Trust which provides loads of support plus appropriate insurance cover). There is a reduction to the full membership subscription to £11, for joining part way through the year from November through until February. For members joining in March membership will include the following year.

The Interest Groups are self-funding and must pay for their own expenses, materials and trips.


If you just want to come along for a taster of our monthly Wednesday meetings, it costs 50p for refreshments. You cannot join an interest group separately from the U3A as a whole – you must have paid your annual subscription first.