Bookham and District U3A

Welcome to the Bookham & District U3A Website


Tier 4!

I think by now we all know what this means,  but most of us being of a certain age we have the hope of the vaccine in the New Year and a return to a degree of normality later in 2021. I will continue to add items of importance here.  All of the previous  postings can still be found in the 'Past Postings' page under the Covid-19 menu item.     

A new page has been added to the Covid 19 menu to add a little humour regarding the the 'Annus Horribilis' that is, and soon to be was,  2020. Martin Hulse has provided a starter for ten and I will personally award a bottle of wine to the best one provided by the end of January. My wine, my decision! Send entries to me at

************Membership Renewal********

Membership renewal, which normally takes place in July/August will be delayed for an as yet unspecified period of time until it is clearer when we can start to resume group activities. This was announced in the Chairman's May newsletter,  which can be found in the 'News' section of this website.

The U3A is a unique and exciting self help educational movement for middle aged and older people no longer in full time employment which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Please navigate around the site to find out all about us, our groups and activities.

“U3A” is an acronym for The University of the Third Age…….. …….a Movement that is Worldwide and Bookham has been a part of since 1993.

We operate under the auspices of the Third Age Trust, which is the National representative body for our organisation in the UK , but like all of the U3As we are autonomous. We provide an opportunity to pursue life long learning and members are encouraged to use their skills and abilities for the benefit of others and to develop new interests. We have over 80 study groups covering a wide range of educational and leisure pursuits, meeting in members' homes or designated venues. We currently have over 600 members with over 100 members of other Local U3As attending one or more of our groups.

General Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month, 2.30 p.m. at the Old Barn Hall, Bookham when there is a speaker, a small amount of business and a chance to chat with fellow members over a cup of tea. Future General Meetings are listed below.

If you are a member but have not yet set up a password to enable you to login, you will only be able to access some of the pages and have limited access to much of the information. A guide to how to set up a password can be viewed by clicking here. Just remember that your user name is your surname followed by the first letter of your first name, with no space between. John Doe would be DoeJ. If you have a common name this could lead to duplication of a username, in which case a second letter from your first name may be necessary. Email if you are having problems. 

When clicking on the monthly meetings below you will get invited to book a place. There is no need to do so.

Event NameDateTimeDurationLocation
Monthly meeting - Roger Mendham talk on Memorials02 Feb 202114:302 hoursZoom
Dark Light – The Flannan Island Mystery17 Feb 202114:30 Zoom
Monthly meeting - "Winston Churchill's most agonising decisions"02 Mar 202114:302 hoursZoom
Monthly meeting - Bowing to Tradition06 Apr 202114:302 hoursZoom
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