About us

What is U3A?


U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people who want to pursue interests or try something new after finishing working full-time or raising a family – a time known as their ‘third age’.
U3A has a ‘university’ of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other in a friendly and informal environment, just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward. It's all voluntary and a typical U3A will be run many interest groups covering a range of different subjects.

Formed over 30 years ago, there are now over 1,000 U3A branches across the UK, with thousands of interest groups between them and more than 400,000 members nationally. 

The national U3A organisation provides many resources that can be used by local U3As.

Edenbridge U3A

Edenbridge U3A was set up in 2013 and has over 240 members and around 60 interest groups. Although we are part of a national organisation, we operate in a way to suit the members from our local communities. Our philosophy is that group members are those who enjoy a common interest and each other’s company in a relaxed and sociable environment. It is an excellent way to meet new, like-minded people.

As a member you can:

  • attend our regular monthly meetings with a speaker held at 2 pm on the last Tuesday of each month at Crockham Hill Village Hall
  • apply to join any of the interest groups
  • get more involved and help out with tasks such as setting up a new group, organising outings, serving tea or promoting U3A at fetes.

 

How is Edenbridge U3A run?

We are run by a committee made up of volunteers from the membership. Every year there is an Annual General Meeting that all members can attend.

We would welcome more committee members. If you are interested, please contact the Chairman, Mike Collins [email protected]