Monthly Meetings

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.

Once a year this meeting is dedicated to an Open Day where there is the opportunity to talk to many group leaders. Details of these meetings are given on the Events page.

Please note: We are arranging for these meeting to be viewable over zoom for those that cannot attend in person, further details and the zoom login details are in the journal.

If you would like to be sent an email with the link to these meetings each month or have any questions about this new service, please email


Meetings open to all members; First Wednesday of the month

2:00pm to 4.00pm at The Angel Centre, Tonbridge

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Apothecary's Garden - Toni Mount

Our February speaker Toni Mount, will being giving a talk on The Apothecary's Garden. With some fascinating facts that, throughout history people have found natural remedies to cure their ills. Sometimes the treatments were sensible but many others were weird and unsuccessful. Surprisingly some ancient remedies are even now being found to effectively treat our most challenging diseases whilst others are the basis for our most common cures. All these treatments would be found on the Apothecary’s shelves or even now grown in our gardens and hedgerows. Toni is an author and novelist specialising in the ordinary lives of fascinating historical characters. She has written several successful nonfiction books including Medieval Medicine; its Mysteries and Science & the Amazon best-seller, Everyday Life in Medieval London. Her historic novels include Victorian and medieval murder-mysteries and her detailed knowledge of these periods help her create believable characters and realistic settings.

 This meeting will also be available on Zoom. Log on details are in the IT News in the January Journal 

  A recording of the talk will be available during February, email for details.

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Across India on an Enfield - Antonia Gallop

Wednesday 5 April 2023

The Oast Theatre – From Its Birth to the Present Day - Ian Burns

Wednesday 3 May 2023

The Changing Fortunes of the Cinque Ports - James Dickinson

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Solo Walk Across Africa - Fran Sandham

Wednesday 12 July 2023 - Note this meeting is in the second week of July

Tonbridge u3a AGM 


Wednesday 2 August 2023

No Meeting - Summer Break

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Charles Dickens Conjurer: A Playbill of his Most Famous Show - Ian Keable

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Open Day

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Careless Talks Cost Lives - Art & Design on the Home Front in WW2 - James Taylor

Wednesday 6 December 2023

Christmas Event