University of 3rd Age Wolverhampton

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University of 3rd Age Wolverhampton

University of 3rd Age Wolverhampton

About us


U3A stands for University of the Third Age but we are NOT about qualifications and we are NOT a university in the normal sense of the word. There are NO exams or awards.

  • We do believe that many of us upon retirement can still offer to pass on to other learners some of our knowledge and practical skills but that there are also many of us who just want to enjoy and participate in areas of interest to us.
  • Either as a teacher or a learner it is a two-way street to the benefit of us all.
  • The interest groups are run by the members for the members. We are always looking to expand the type and number of these groups and would welcome ideas for new groups.
  • We also have groups that meet for just social events.
  • Wolverhampton U3A, formed in 1996 is coordinated by a committee elected by the members.
  • We welcome new members and a membership card listing events and our monthly talks is issued, on payment of the £12 annual membership fee.
  • Prospective members may attend any group on a sample basis prior to joining.
  • Trips and days out take place from time to time.
  • The best person for an initial enquiry would be Chris Collins on 01902 420695 or, to make contact by email, click on “Send a message” at the top right of this page.

Wolverhampton U3A Committee 2016 – 2017

Chair: John Sheard 01902 593392
Deputy chair and Membership Liaison: Chris Collins 01902 420695
Secretary: Neil Moreland 01902 339894
Treasurer: Brian Deacon 01902 763312
Membership Secretary: Elizabeth Sheard 01902 593392
Groups Coordinator: Diane Tordoff 01902 843627
New Members’ Greeter: Eleanor Dunnett 01902 765574
Talks Coordinator: Mo Johnson 01902 741517
Newsletter Editor: Margaret Taylor 01902 341528
Growth and Publicity: Mercedes Fonfria 01902 827357
Elected Member: Annie Uden 01902 753534
Elected Member: Ben Whitney 07432 620029
Co-opted Member Carol Johnstone 01902 339471
Co-opted Member: Roger Johnstone 01902 339471

SUMMARY OF Wolverhampton U3A Membership

Membership costs £12 per year, and at monthly meetings we pay £2 (£2.50 for visitors) to cover room hire, refreshments and speaker costs. Interest groups cover their own, usually small, costs.
Membership printable enrolment forms can be obtained by clicking the link on this page or from Chris Collins(above). Interest group coordinators also have copies of this form.
Your membership entitles you to join as many interest groups as you wish.
We also produce a regular newsletter to keep us all in touch.

Contact us

Contact information for Wolverhampton U3A.

For membership enquiries please contact:

Chris Collins 01902 420695 or fill in the form below.

If you would like any information on our Interest Groups, then please click on Groups and then select the appropriate interest group