What Is U3A?
U3A is a self-help educational organisation open to anyone no
longer in full-time employment who wishes to keep the brain alive and
active after middle age by taking part in all kinds of educational,
creative and leisure activities. The strapline above - "Learn,
Laugh, Live" - sums up what we are really all about.
U3A consists of a nationwide network
of autonomous bodies which are recognized for their contribution to
To see the
Guide for Members click here.
For the the National U3A website click here
What is Bracknell Forest U3A (BFU3A)?
Forest U3A is a member of the Third Age Trust, a national registered
charity which is the national representative body for the U3A movement
in the UK and provides a range of support services to the local U3As.
Forest U3A was formed in January 2001 at a public meeting of
approximately 80 people. Current membership is over 550.
How Does It Work?
Very simply put it is based on the idea that 'You teach me - I teach
We all come to learn: some of us - but by no means all - are
willing to teach,
but we all contribute to our chosen study groups.
There are occasional outside speakers.
Must I Be Qualified To Join?
No, you only have to have the desire to learn. There are no entry
qualifications (except that you are no
longer in full-time employment) and there are no barriers.
We are all volunteers so the annual subscription is kept to a minimum.
Are There Exams?
Everything is delightfully informal.
we just learn for the pleasure of learning without worrying about tests.
How Do I Find Out More?
If you have questions you can select the "Membership"
tab above and send us an email.
Alternatively come along to our next Open Meeting and talk to us;
just click on "Open Meeting Diary" for
details of our next open meeting.
Bracknell U3A Publicity Event
In 2018 we
took part in a Community
Expo event in the Bracknell area.
For a brief
outline of the event, including photos and a short video by our Chair
Just in case you really want to know, U3A stands for
"University of the
Third Age", but dont worry if this sounds
rather academic! As explained above there are no qualifications to join
and no exams. Just come along and enjoy learning in good company.