A warm welcome to Beccles U3A
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Weldome 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 and by boat.
Formed in 2014, Beccles U3A expanded rapidly and now boasts a membership of over 600 enthusiastic members and over 50 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, days out, short breaks and special interest groups. To find out more about the thinking behind the U3A, please take a look at the U3A Principles
Monthly meeting and Guest Speaker
Beccles U3A members gather together on the third Wednesday of each month at Beccles Public Hall for a monthly meeting followed by a visiting speaker. You are welcome to attend one monthly meeting as a guest before being asked if you wish to become a member. Find out more about our Meetings and Monthly Talk
Outings and Holidays
Throughout the year our Social Secretary arranges a varied programme of days out that range from boat trips on our local river to visiting exhibitions in London. Short breaks and longer holidays are also available providing we get enough interest. Take a look at the outings and holidays planned for 2018
Special Interest Groups
These are a great way of meeting like-minded people with whom you can share your interests and expertise. Whether it is learning a new language, discovering local history or sharing your passion for digital photography, science, philosophy, music or arts and crafts, there is sure to be a group for you. Choose your special interest group
Contact us to join Beccles U3A
If you have any questions, please email general enquiries or use the ‘Bird’ on the right of this page. Membership forms are available to download on the Latest News Page
We hope you enjoy exploring our website and reading our 2018 Spring Newsletter