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Welcome to the Hertford and District U3A, a lively and friendly association offering a wide range of study and leisure activities for those whose days are no longer tied to earning a living.

U3A stands for University of the Third Age; the word University is used in its original meaning of groups of people with common interests - not necessarily intellectual. There is no absolute minimum age for joining, and no maximum either, and no pre-qualifications are required.

In 2017 we celebrated our 25th anniversary since our foundation in 1992 and an anniversary booklet has been published describing our history and activities. 

Learning with pleasure

The U3A approach to learning is - learning for pleasure. U3As provide opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning, not for qualifications, but for fun - no exams, no certificates or diplomas, just a small group of friends getting together to learn something new.

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Our monthly meetings are held in Hertford Theatre  situated on The Wash, Hertford (map) usually on the first Monday of each month except in August and December.

Click here for further details.

Interest Groups are at the heart of the U3A and what U3As provide reflects the wishes of the members. Most groups are self-led; it is the members who organise the meetings, and either teach each other, or help each other to learn.

Hertford and District U3A has a wide range of groups; there are over a hundred and thirty study, creative or leisure interest groups meeting regularly. In addition there are theatre trips, study days, visits to gardens and other places of interest as well as a monthly meeting with a specialist lecture. Join in to meet new friends with common interests. Click on the Groups link for a full list.

See the Gallery to view more images of our activities.

Joining the U3A is a good way to meet people and to make new friends. new members are always welcome. See the Joining page for further details.

Coffee Mornings are arranged to help new members. See the New Members link for further details.

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Sun Jun 24 @12:00AM
LSO at the Barbican: Shostakovich
Fri Jun 29 @12:00AM
Events Team: Newmarket Nights with James Blunt
Mon Jul 02 @ 1:45PM - 04:00PM
The Life and Music of Cole Porter
Thu Jul 05 @12:00AM
Gardens Group 1: Helmingham Hall Gardens
Thu Jul 12 @12:00AM
Events Team: Globe Theatre Tour & The Winter's Tale
Sat Jul 21 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
Spotlight on Friendship