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EVENING DINING FOR THOSE THAT LIVE ALONE - this group will be restarting soon.


WALKING NETBALL GROUP will start on Friday 25 October 14.15 to 15.45.

WALKING WITH DOGS A Dog walking social group on the last Thursday of the month at 11.00am. First meeting on 27 June.

MEDITATION on the last Wednesday of each month at 14.00. Possible start date 26 June.

GENEALOGY A group for beginners on the last Thursday of the month at 14.00. First meeting on 27 June. Limited availability.

WINE TASTING GROUP A proposed new group.

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP A proposed new group.

To find out more:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See below for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.


On the first Tuesday each month there is a New Members' Coffee Morning from 10.30 to 12.00, where members who joined the previous month are invited to drop in to meet a Committee Member and/or Group Leader. New members can obtain information on Stafford U3A activities and discuss what Stafford U3A can offer them.


From this website you can access the Members Forum. You can find there contact details and photos of Committee Members and a copy of the latest Stafford U3A Newsletter for when you no longer have your copy.
Its easy to register: Click on "Members Only Forum" at the top right-hand side of the page.
Click on "I agree to these terms" (It would probably be a good idea to read them first)
Fill in all fields. Please make sure you give the correct membership number. Your User Name can be your real name or an alias.
Because of the huge amount of spam that has been received recently you are now required to confirm registration.
Under "Confirmation of Registration", you will see some letters and numbers which you need to copy in the box below.
Click on Submit
Then wait to receive an email to confirm your name and membership number match.
Now you can read and post messages as often as you wish. If you want to put a photo on the forum, there are clear instructions on how to do it in the General Discussion section.
What are you waiting for? Our Webmaster is hoping to receive your registration today.


Personal data (name & address and optionally telephone number & email address) is collected from enrolment and renewal forms.
The data is used to record subscription payment, give notice of AGM and inform members of U3A activities.
The data is kept on Beacon, the U3A on-line membership system. Names & addresses are sent to the Third Age Trust if members wish to receive the magazine Third Age Matters and to HMRC if a subscription is gift aided.
Members have the right to ask for a copy of data held, to ask for data to be amended and to ask for all data to be deleted.
The full Stafford U3A Privacy Policy can be found on the Members' Forum section of this website. Documents regarding Safeguarding Policy & Procedure and Data Protection can also be found on the Members' Forum.


AFTERNOON TEA - Stafford U3A celebrated its Tenth Anniversary on 1st February with an Afternoon Tea for members and guests.
The room was decorated in the U3A colours of blue and yellow with table decorations made by members. The Chairman welcomed nearly two hundred members including those who were involved from the first meetings to form a U3A in Stafford and some special guests: Norma gave a brief outline of the history of Stafford U3A and paid tribute individually to all those whose hard work and commitment have contributed to the success of Stafford U3A during the past ten years. Entertainment was provided by Stafford Operatic Society with Songs from the Shows, before the cutting of the Celebration Cake.


If there is a group at one of the following U3As you would like to join then Stafford U3A members may do so without joining that U3A providing that the group leader has space and is able to accept you. For example the Stafford U3A Monthly Meeting is not open to other U3As under this agreement.
Firstly find out if a U3A offers a group in which you would be interested by visiting their website. then contact the group leader concerned.

NOTE: Stone U3A have decided that members from other U3As attending Stone will be charged a £2 session fee.

Links to Websites:

U3A National Chess by Email

This operates via a page in the members' area of the national website. The wide range of grades of player on the Players List means that anyone from a recent learner to a county player can find someone of their own level to play. Use the Contact Us page to receive more information.

The Virtual U3A

The Virtual U3A (vU3a), which went live in January 2009, is an online-only U3A, affiliated to the Third Age Trust.
One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A.
More information is available on the public website where one can also apply for membership.
Why not pay it a visit?
And if you know of anyone who might benefit please pass the information on

Last modified: October 29 2019 13:09:43.