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.

We have had positive reports from most of those that joined the January monthly meeting over zoom. We will be making the February meeting available over zoom. The meeting id is published in the February Journal. These meetings are for members only. Please don’t circulate these details outside the u3a.

If you would like to be sent an e-mail with the link to these meetings each month or have any questions about this new service, please e-mail me at The zoom service is being provided for those members that cannot join us in the Medway Hall for whatever reason. 

Do come to the meeting if you are able; you would then hear the speaker live and enjoy meeting other members after the talk over a tea or coffee. 

IT Coordinator David Bell


Meetings open to all members; First Wednesday of the month

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

Wednesday 7 June 2023

Solo Walk Across Africa - Fran Sandham

Our talk for June 2023, A Solo Walk Across Africa will be presented by the critically acclaimed author and public speaker Fran Sandham who took on the challenge of a lifetime, by walking across Africa solo from coast to coast. His 3,500-mile walk from the Atlantic on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast to the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar was the first time on record anyone has crossed Africa solo entirely on foot by this route.

A former editor of Rough Guides, Fran has also written freelance for many newspapers and magazines including the Daily Telegraph, the Observer and the Financial Times. His book Traversa: A solo walk across Africa received terrific reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and was serialised in the Sunday Times.


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