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 Nov 26th Subject: A life on the road with Peter King
Speaker: Peter Regelous
A humorous talk about his life in the entertainment industry, with anecdotes about the best and the worst experiences, on both BBC and ITV, along the way.
Tue Jan 28th 2020 Subject: The Treasures of our Local Coast
Speaker: Graham Mee, RSPB
Graham is an RSPB expert with the SE Essex branch. He speaks with knowledge and enthusiasm about the bird life of the Essex Coast.
Tue Feb 25th 2020 Subject: To be advised
Speaker: To be advised
Sorry but speaker has had to cancel. We will advise replacement asap.
Tue Mar 31st 2020 Subject: Tutan Khamun's Egypt
Speaker: Janet Brewer
Tue Apr 28th 2020 Subject: Passports, Assassins, Traitors and Spies
Speaker: Martin Lloyd
Tue May 26th 2020 Subject: A Woman in Fleet Street
Speaker: Deborah Brady
Tue Jun 30th 2020 Subject: The world of Art Deco
Speaker: Mark Lewis
Tue Jul 28th 2020 Subject: The History of Spoken English
Speaker: Charlie Haylock
Tue Aug 25th 2020 Subject: The History of Chocolate
Speaker: Tony Diamond
Tue Sep 29th 2020 Subject: Life in Prison (Governors viewpoint)
Speaker: Linsey Whitehouse
Tue Oct 27th 2020 Subject: A peek behind the scenes (Ballet)
Speaker: Marion Pettet
Tue Nov 24th 2020 Subject: Professional Wildlife Photographer
Speaker: Tom Way
Tue Dec 29th 2020 NO MEETING