Welcome to Milford & District U3A — where retired and semi-retired people can come together and learn together

Range of Activities

The following groups have their own pages:

Next Meeting...

Friday 9th December 2016

2pm Talk by Charlotte Abraham

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

How this vital service operates to save lives

at Milford Village Hall

The University of the Third Age is a nationwide network of learning groups for people that are no longer in full-time employment. Its aim is to share knowledge, skills and interests in a friendly environment.

Membership is not restricted to a specific age group but to a period in life. The third age follows the second age, that of full-time employment and parental responsibility.

The U3A provides an opportunity to meet people and to learn or teach in a relaxed social atmosphere. The idea is: you teach me what you know and I will teach you what I know.

Local U3A branches, of which Milford & District U3A is one, are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers. They draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their members to organise and provide interest groups to cover whatever subjects or activities the membership choose. Between them, U3A branches offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects including art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy and computing. There are also groups for crafts, photography and walking. Milford & District U3A now has over 50 interest groups open to its members.

In addition to the groups, Milford & District U3A has monthly Friday meetings with guest speakers. Friday 11 November saw the local Cheshire Home, Hydon Hill provide our speaker. He is Service Manager Darshan Baidoo. Elizabeth, a resident also came too. Read more...

The annual subscription of £25 allows membership of any or all of the interest groups.

There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained. The U3A provides learning for pleasure, the enjoyment of sharing knowledge and the opportunity to make new friends that have the same interests. However, several of our members have had work published. Click here for details.

Elizabeth's story


"When I arrived here six years ago I was worried I would feel restricted, but we can do anything we want to here. We all have our own bedrooms, and I have a computer in my room. The staff are all very friendly and will do anything you want them to do. The volunteers are invaluable as well."

"I love going to concerts and the cinema, and there’s always a volunteer to escort us. I think of the volunteers as friends really. They enjoy coming out with us, and we love going, so everyone is happy!"

The audience was rather reduced, I think 30? And I’m concerned that this wasn’t of more interest. Darshan was rather a good speaker, engaging and informative. The home is make up of wooden single storey buildings erected by the Canadians during the Second World War. It is now a Care Home for adults with physical disabilities. For instance Elizabeth above has MS. Darshan talked of the newly formed garden and outings and various attractions – a cafe, a Christmas Fair on Thursday 24th November from 10 to 2 – to bring the outside world in.

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