Monthly Meetings

Benfleet U3A meets on the last Tuesday of the month, except in December. The meeting starts at 14:00 and normally lasts for 2 hours. We meet at Richmond Hall, High Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5HA. Please note that Richmond Hall is no longer accessible, by car, via the High Road.

Whilst there is a car park for Richmond Hall, accessible via Richmond Avenue, it is also used for the local shops and so can be very busy before the monthly meeting. There is an alternative car park, for the WRVS Hall, a short walk away that is also accessible via Richmond Avenue.

Directions to Alternative Car Park:

  • From High Road, turn into Richmond Avenue
  • Drive past Richmond Hall car park entrance
  • Bear right and drive past the "Goldenley Care Centre"
  • Turn Left into "Community Hall & WRVS Day Centre" car park.

Once parked please make your way back to Richmond Hall via Richmond Avenue.


Historic Monthly Meeting details can be found by clicking on the Monthly Meeting History link.

If you have any "Speaker" suggestions or, as Speaker Secretary of another U3A, you wish to know more about some of our speakers, then please contact our Speaker Secretary via the Speaker Secretary email contact link.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Feb 26th Subject: The Life of a Bee Keeper
Speaker: Graham Bendall
Tue Mar 26th Subject: The North Bank of the Thames
Speaker: Jennifer and Ed Simpson
From Shoebury to Stratford in History
Tue Apr 30th Subject: Pounds, Shillings and Pence in Victorian London
Speaker: David Williams
Tue May 28th Subject: The Tower of London - Living with Ghosts
Speaker: Brian Darcy
Tue Jun 25th Subject: For better or Worse - Marriage in Past Times
Speaker: Toni Neopard and Kate Bord
Tue Jul 30th Subject: Toastmaster
Speaker: Glen Mayes
Tue Aug 27th Subject: Tales of the Smithy
Speaker: Roger Dorking
Tue Sep 24th Subject: Stories and Songs of Marie Lloyd
Speaker: Irene Bowkett
Tue Oct 29th Subject: Tutankhamun's Egypt
Speaker: Janet Brewer
Tue Nov 26th Subject: Christmas Musicals
Speaker: Ray Spiller