People who have retired from full time work have much more life to live!

For many, retirement takes some getting used to. Leaving a community of co-workers and work friends can be disorientating and the loss of the working week structure can make it seem that retirement is like a “great empty space”!  That’s often why people carry on working part-time or volunteer for their favourite charity. 

Chelmsford u3a offers a different way of plugging that gap.   Our members believe in life-long learning and they achieve this by forming  self-help Interest Groups covering a wide range of topics and activities. Our meetings and  social events ensure that everyone feels included, has the chance to  make new friends and enjoy themselves.  Find out more about the Chelmsford u3a and the wider u3a movement below.

Chelmsford u3a is a registered Charity and our aim is to provide the opportunity for retired and semi-retired people  to come together to  share their skills and learn for fun.

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Our Interest Groups

We offer our members over 30 Interest Groups including Art, History, Reading & Poetry, Walking, Science, Foreign Languages, Theatre Trips, Travel and Outings. Take a look at the list on the Groups page on this website.

Forthcoming events

13th June 2024
2:00 pm
General Meeting

Fashion to Die For

A history of dark, dangerous and deadly Victorian fashion by Jane Piper.
Venue: Christ Church

11th July 2024
2:00 pm
General Meeting

Summer Social

Venue: Christ Church
Cost: Free
Booking Required

Our monthly General Meetings are held at Christ Church Hall on the second Thursday of the month.  You are welcome to come along to hear talks on a variety of topics, catch up with the latest Interest Group activities, sign up for future Events and chat with fellow u3a members.  Doors open at 1.30 p.m. ready for a 2.00 p.m. start.  If you’d like to ‘try before you buy’ you are welcome to come along to a meeting as a visitor.  You can find more information about joining our u3a on the Membership page.

General Meeting

Keeping in touch and spreading the News

As a member of Chelmsford u3a you will receive a local monthly newsletter by email.  It is full of reports about interest group activities,  details of upcoming general meetings and forthcoming events. 

In addition you will receive a magazine called Third Age Matters. The magazine is published five times a year and  is packed with stories about members and u3a activities, plus celebrity interviews and features on technology, recipes, travel, competitions, and a lively and popular letters section.