About Membership and How to Join

Who Can Join?

Like all u3as, our membership is open to anyone who is no longer working full time and wants to have fun. It gives you the opportunity to pursue existing interests, find new ones and of course, the chance to socialise and make new friends.

Good Value

All this for an annual fee of only £15.00 for individuals or £25 for joint membership (two people at the same address). Our membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August. You can join at any time, we offer a half yearly fee of £7.50 or £12.50 for members joining between 1 March and 31 July. Members applying in August will be treated as joining 1 September of that year.

What Else?

We offer the following to our members:-

  • Over 100 study and leisure groups to join or even start a new one yourself.

  • A monthly meeting with guest speaker.

  • Leisure and educational visits.

  • National benefits from the Third Age Trust including magazines, courses, events.

  • Monthly Journal.

  • Members Handbook with full details of our activities and contact information for each group leader.

  • Outings, coffee mornings, Christmas lunch and more.

How Can I Find Out More?

Contact Lionel, our Membership Secretary at or come along to our next coffee morning at the Rose and Crown in Tonbridge on the third Friday of the month between 10:30 and noon.

How To Join

Print the joining pack (open the pack by clicking the underlined words) fill it in and send it to Lionel at the address given in the pack.

Blank pages have been included to ensure it is printed correctly if printing on both sides is selected.

Don't forget the SAE.


You are on your way to many new and happy experiences. We look forward to meeting you!


Are you able to help the u3a?

Could you help with some of the tasks that are essential if we are to continue offering all that members have come to expect. This is an excellent way to meet new people and although busy at the time, are usually enjoyable.

The following activities need volunteers. Please let us know if you would like more information by contacting our Chairman at or Jane at .

  • Helping at a monthly meetings and study days, welcoming members or with the teas/coffees.

  • Offering lifts to other members.

  • Assisting the team maintaining the website and other IT services.

  • Joining the Committee.

More hands reduce the load and some posts must be filled, for example our current secretary is moving away this year.