A warm welcome to Beccles u3a

Welcome to Beccles, a small market town on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. With a long and prestigious history dating back to the Domesday Book and beyond. Its medieval past is reflected in its streets and street names. In 1584 Queen Elizabeth I handed the Charter of the Corporation of Beccles to John Baas as depicted in our town sign. Situated on the River Waveney, this bustling town welcomes visitors on foot, by car, by boat and, of course by bus, coach, rail and air.

About Us

Formed in 2014, Beccles u3a expanded rapidly and now boasts a membership of over 500+ enthusiastic members and over 65 special interest groups.

Like all u3as we are a voluntary, self-managed and self-funded organisation with a lively committee that co-ordinates social events, outings and special interest groups. To find out more about the thinking behind the u3a, please take a look at u3a Principles and Vision. If you like what you see, head to the Membership page to find out how to join us.

Monthly meeting and Guest Speaker

The Monthly Meeting and Talk is held in Beccles Public Hall where members gather once a month to exchange gossip, hear what the committee has been up to and listen to a talk. To get a flavour of the varied programme of talks, head for the Meetings Page.


There is a long and varied list of outings arranged for our members. Ranging from river trips to a day out at Sandringham and visits to the theatre take a look at our Outings page for more information.

Special Interest Groups

These are a great way of meeting like-minded people with whom you can share your hobbies, interests and expertise. Whether it is learning a new language, discovering local history or sharing your passion for digital photography, science, gardening, music or arts and crafts, there is sure to be a group for you.

Why not browse our Groups page to see if there is something that catches your eye? If there is, click on the Bird to the right of the page to email the Group Convenor.

How to join Beccles u3a
If you are interested in joining Beccles u3a, please go to the Membership page for all the information you need, but if you have any questions, please email general enquiries or use the ‘Bird’ on the right of this page.