To all members

Please can I remind everyone that annual subscriptions became due on 31st May 2016.

There is a membership Renewal form printed in the magazine, or it can be downloaded from our website here.

Please complete all the details on the form and return to the Membership secretary (address on form) or place in the box at Reception.

Cheques only please, made payable to South Woodham Ferrers U3A.

Membership will close for renewals on Friday 15th July. Renewals after that time will will be added at the end of any wait list.

Sheila Chilton.


We were approached by HOST which is a national charity founded in 1987 by the British Council, the Victoria League and the Foreign Office. They wished us to place an advert for them on our web site and in our Newsletter. The committee have agreed to this.

People come from all over the world to study at universities in the UK. Apart from gaining academic qualifications, they hope to immerse themselves in the life, language and culture of this country; only to find that the university is not the best place to achieve this. The ‘real Britain’ is found outside the campus, in towns and villages, and above all, in people’s homes. You can get to know what makes a country tick by chatting to the natives, cooking and eating with them, asking their views, and seeing their views when they take you to their favourite local places. And in sharing their own culture with their hosts, students can make their countries come alive too. Hosting a student for one weekend, or at Christmas, or just for a day, makes a personal and meaningful contribution to international understanding and goodwill. U3A members make ideal hosts! If you would like to know more, please visit, or call HOST’s local organiser Sandra Purrett on 01296 681625.

Unit 8 Water House, 8 Orsman Road, London N1 5QJ
Telephone: 020 7739 6292 Fax: 0207 033 6539
Registered Charity No. 327592
Registered Company in England and Wales No. 2179430

Hosting foreign students is a voluntary activity.