Who can join U3A?

Anyone who is no longer in full time employment. We have no other pre-requisites apart from the love of learning. U3As neither require nor award any qualifications. There is also the chance to make new friends and explore new areas of interest.

Our fees:

We accept payment by cheque or standing order only – not cash.

Paying by cheque:

For persons joining during the period from 1st December to 30th June our fees are:

  • £16
  • £12.50 if a member of another U3A, and paying the full membership fee to the other U3A
  • £5 if in receipt of DWP means tested benefits

This will take their membership to the following 30th November, when the annual fee of £16 (£12.50/£5) will become payable for the next 12 months, 1st Dec-30thNov.

Persons joining between 1st July and 30th November :

  • £7 (or
  • £6 if a member of another U3A, and paying the full membership fee to that other U3A
  • £4 if in receipt of means tested benefits)

to take their membership to 30th November, when the annual fee of £16 (£12.50/£5) will become due for the next 12 months.

Persons joining at any time during the year and paying by Standing Order will pay £16 (or £12.50/£5) and their membership will run to the anniversary date of the Standing Order clearing through our bank.

If you want more information about membership please contact us by filling in the form below or by emailing the Membership Secretary at

If you would like to join Barnet U3A please come to our monthly meeting at Ewen Hall, Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW. Forms can be completed there (providing you bring either your bank account details if paying by standing order, or a cheque – we do not accept cash) and you will be given your membership card, number and welcome pack immediately. Meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month (except August). New members can join between 9.30 and 10.20am and enjoy refreshments plus social and informative desks, followed by an interesting speaker.

If for any reason you cannot attend a monthly meeting, please print off and complete the Membership Application and Annual Standing Order Mandate forms. Please then send them to the Membership Secretary (address provided on the Membership form) including a LARGE STAMPED (with appropriate stamps for large letter) SELF ADDRESSED ENVELOPE so we may send your welcome pack, membership card and membership number.

We will add your membership number to the Annual Standing Order Mandate as your reference.

Membership Application Form

Standing Order Mandate


If you wish to contact our Membership Secretary please use the form below.

Membership Secretary Enquiry
  1. If you are a member of BU3A please enter your Membership Number

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