Runnymede is a famous historical site which witnessed in 1215 King John's sealing of Magna Carta. Set within the beautiful natural landscape are various memorials by Maufe, Jellicoe and Lutyens. These memorials commemorate moments in world history and provide the perfect courntyside setting in which to remember and reflect.

Lutyens designed the two octagonal kiosks and memorial lodges with adjacent piers. The lodges show typical Lutyens design features with steeply angled roofs, large false chimneys and no rainwater gutters at the eves. The memorials were opened in 1932 by the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII) and are Grade II listed.

Within the borough are other places of historical or conservation interest:
Chertsey Abbey, The Abbey Field, and the Abbey fishponds
Chertsey Bridge over the Thames
Egham historical town
Englefield Green, a conservation area
Hythe, a conservation area
St Annes Hill, of historical significance (it gave its name to Staines)
Thorpe, a conservation area.


It's never too late to learn! Join the 384,436 members in 1004 U3As throughout the UK today!
Our members come from within and around Runnymede borough which includes the bustling towns and pretty villages of Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Egham Hythe, Englefield Green, Lyne, New Haw, Ottershaw, Row Town, Thorpe, Woodham and Virginia Water.

We run classes and activities led and taught by our members, for our members. We are a non-profit making, charitable, self-help organisation.

Have you retired from full-time employment? Are you looking to develop new interests, extend your social life, and enjoy life?


  • A programme of daytime educational, creative and leisure activities in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
  • A wide range of interest groups requested and run by members
  • Monthly meetings with visiting speakers (currently by Zoom)
  • Outings to places of interest (currently suspended)
  • Theatre visits (currently suspended)
  • Social events (currently suspended)
  • Occasional holidays (currently suspended)

Runnymede U3A was formed in 1998 and currently has over 400 members

Thinking about joining?

Then do come to one of our monthly Members Meetings held on the first Monday of the month at The Hythe Centre near Egham, starting with a talk at 2pm which is followed by refreshments and an opportunity to update news and chat to friends. You will be most welcome!


Our annual membership fee is £12.50.
The membership fee entitles you to attend as many Group activities as you wish (If there's room!- see Groups page). A membership form in either .pdf or .doc format can be accessed via the Link top right. If you would like more information please visit our Contact Us page for ways to get in touch - we look forward to hearing from you.

The committee meets monthly. You can contact committee members via the Contacts page.