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Welcome to Tonbridge u3a
We are a friendly organisation, welcoming individuals from Tonbridge and surrounding areas who are retired or semi-retired.
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We held our first meeting in 2000 and currently have over 1100 members.
Although u3a is short for University of the Third Age, please don't think you have to be an academic to join. The u3a movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides the opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to socialise and learn together, not for qualifications, but for its own reward; the sheer joy of discovery!
Each local u3a is a self-help community, where members share their knowledge, experience, skills and life experiences.
We all help with the activities and administration of our u3a with an annually elected committee overseeing our affairs.
An Afternoon with Peter White 19 April details here
Travel Team next trip is
Wrest Park Mansion & Gardens
Thursday 20 April 2023
Closing date Saturday 18 March
For further details click here
The Theatre Team's next trip is:
The Great Gatsby
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Thursday 18 May 2023 at 2.30pm
For further details click here
For the latest news about our groups check out the Group News
We have over 90 Special Interest Groups covering a wide range of interests. You can find more about them on the Groups Page. Whenever a group is full we start up a waiting list for another!
Monthly Meetings and Open Days
We meet at 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month (except August and December) in the Angel Centre, Tonbridge (map). We invite interesting speakers and always follow the talk with the chance to chat over a tea or coffee. Details of these meetings are given on the Monthly Meetings page.
Once a year this meeting is dedicated to an open day where there is the opportunity to talk to many group leaders.
Becoming a Member
We hold coffee mornings on the third Friday of each month in the Rose and Crown, High Street, Tonbridge (map) from 10:30 till 12 noon, you are welcome to come along and find out more about us.
The u3a Trust has produced a video describing the activities to be found in a typical u3a, see the National u3a page. They also provide free on-line events for members details of some of these can be found on our National Events page.
When becoming a member of Tonbridge U3A, individuals agree to abide by the aims and guiding Principles of the u3a movement, often referred to as our ‘ethos’. As a new member, we would like to make you aware of this.
If you would like further information or details of how to join please follow the link to our Membership page.
Using the Website
There is lots of information on this website about our u3a, our groups, events, newsletters and much more.
The Latest News and Group News pages are updated regularly. These pages list, in reverse chronological order, newsworthy events often with links to the pages that provide more details, it is worth checking these regularly.
Please use the menu to navigate directly to the relevant pages. If the menu is not visible click the ≡ in the top left corner of the page. Remember that throughout the site clicking the words underlined and shown in blue type (or purple) will open a shortcut to the relevant page or email package.
If the email link does not open your personal email system please copy or type the email address into the email you wish to send.
A useful search facility is provided (click the magnifying glass in the top right of each page). Using this you might find the group you are interested in more quickly than scrolling through the list of groups.