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Explore, discover and share with Tonbridge U3A

It’s never too late to learn something new

What is The U3A?

U3A is the University of the Third Age. We are all about being involved in physical and mental interests for anyone not in full time work. The U3A is non-profit & self-help, run by members. Each U3A is independent and usually a registered charity. In the UK we have 985+ U3As with 360,000+ members. Groups vary in their level of academic involvement.

Benefits of the U3A

You can expect to have great fun and enjoy life to the full, exercise you brain and/or your body. Make many long lasting friendships by joining one or more friendly interest groups. You can explore, discover and share your passion and informally learn or absorb new interests. You can enjoy interesting subjects.

About Tonbridge U3A

We have over 1,100 members from the area, with over 100 interest groups - the life blood of the U3A. We hold monthly meetings which are open to all members. We have our Open Day on the first Wednesday of September - members and the public can talk to group organisers. We organise an annual holiday trip, day visits and theatre trips.

Kayaking Group negotiate Town Lock chute

Tonbridge U3A Choir Group in practice

Industrial Heritage Group visit Brookmans Park

Tonbridge U3A member? – How to gain access to this website

To view a list of all our Activity Groups – Click here: All Groups

Visit the Travel Team website

Latest News - we're now showing more entries!

Joy Debney

We are sad to inform you that Joy Debney, one of the founding members of Tonbridge U3A, passed away on Wednesday, 22nd March. Joy had been involved with the Travel Team since 2002. I think we all

Tonbridge & Malling Seniors’ Forum – Friday 31 March, Age UK hall, Bradford Street

Tonbridge & Malling Seniors’ Forum – Friday 31 March, Age UK Hall, Bradford Street 11.45am to 1.30pm (free sandwich lunch provided).

Wednesday meeting 5 April: “Saving a Child’s Heart”

2.00pm to 3.45pm. Medway Hall, Angel Centre, Tonbridge. Having been a semi-professional rock musician, banker, Anglican priest and company director, in 2000, John Lawrence

Fancy a Cuppa on Friday?

A chance for just a chat and maybe to pick up information about theatre, travel and other events, drop a suggestion into the box about a new interest group you’d like someone to start up, or an offshoot group from one that’s already full.

One–Day Conference Open to Members of U3As in the South East Region: Wednesday 10 May in East Grinstead

10 May: A South East Forum Conference will bring U3As across the South East Region together. This popular event gives members across our large region an opportunity to meet, exchange news and views, and hear of innovations and examples of good practice.

Groups News: description (new webpage)

Groups News is a page where news about Interest Groups will be published. It is also and area where views can be polled and members can respond to issues such as whether they are interested in a new group.

TU3A Interest Group Categories

Active Games and Dancing

Active Games and Dancing

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

General and Social Studies

General and Social Studies

History and Geography

History and Geography

Languages

Languages

Literature and Drama

Literature and Drama

Music

Music

Table Games

Table Games

Travel and Theatre Teams

Travel and Theatre Teams

Walking & Cycling

Walking & Cycling