What is the University of the Third Age? 


"A learning co-operative for people of retirement age, which enables members to share a variety of educational, creative, social and leisure activities."

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a dynamic, outward looking organisation which has a positive and creative approach to retirement.  Activities, which usually take place in the day-time, are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly.  Members share their knowledge and experience and develop their own capabilities by learning from each other.  No qualifications are required, and none are given.  All you need is interest and enthusiasm. Between them the U3As offer over 300 subjects in such diverse fields as art, foreign languages, music, history, sciences, literature, poetry, theatre, wildlife, walking and photography.  


Chess Valley U3A

Chess Valley U3A, formed in October 2008 with support initially from Chiltern District Council and the National Lottery, has approximately 700 members and over 40 activity groups. 

Each activity group meets once or twice a month, and programmes are decided by the members of the group.  General meetings, with an invited speaker, are held on the second Thursday of each month, The Broadway Baptist Church, Broadway, Chesham.

A quarterly Newsletter is distributed to all members giving full details of each of the groups activities as well as reviews of past events and other items of interest.

The annual membership fee of 22 entitles members to attend the activity groups of their choice, as well as the monthly general meetings.

Please click here to see the current newsletter, as well as recent editions