Brighton Five Deans


At present our U3A is offering only very limited activities to our Members. The Monthly Meetings are going ahead but only on line, and some of the Groups are managing to meet on line as well. Contact the Group Leaders for any information.
If you are interested in joining our U3A do contact the Membership Secretary (link below) and we won't charge you for your membership until normal service is resumed.

No longer in full-time employment?

Got time on your hands?

Living in Ovingdean, Roedean, Woodingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean, or nearby?

Want to...

  • meet like-minded people of a similar age?
  • share learning, cultural, and social activities?
  • and above all, have fun?


The Brighton Five Deans U3A is the local branch of the national U3A organisation, which is dedicated to bringing together “third agers” (retired people) for shared interests and enjoyment. There are six U3A groups in Brighton, and thirty in Sussex, all managed independently by their members. Nationally, the U3A has nearly a quarter of a million members.

Where and when

We meet on the second Thursday of each month at St Nicholas Church Hall, Saltdean Vale, Saltdean at 2.15pm. Refreshments are included. Most meetings feature a guest speaker.

All are welcome to these meetings – Come along free for your first visit. You can join at any time of the year; contact us for more information.

And more

In addition to the monthly meetings, we have over thirty interest groups/classes, covering topics such as art history, music appreciation, tai chi, lunches, walking, jazz appreciation, and outings. The groups meet in members’ houses or in local halls. These groups are free to members of the U3A. (For a few groups, there’s a small charge as a contribution to the hire of the hall.)


The Sussex U3A Network (S.U.N.) runs a range of interesting Study Days throughout the year and also holds one or two Away Days in the Summer. Follow this link to view their newsletter SUN News Letter or their site The Sussex U3A Network.


The National U3A organisation also runs Study Days, which Members of individual U3A's may attend, and Other Events, in which all Members may participate.
There is also a Shared Learning Project and several other events, which Members of individual U3A's may attend.

MEMBERSHIP - Joining or renewing

You can join Brighton Five Deans U3A or renew your membership online by clicking on Membership at the top or this link to Membership Information to register and obtain payment instructions.

How much

Annual membership of the Five Deans U3A, which includes all of the above, is £13 or £16 with a subscription to the U3A Magazine.
For couples it's £25 or £28 with a subscription to the U3A Magazine.

If you are a Member of another U3A you can become an Associate member of Five Deans for £10 or £18 for a couple.

Flat fee of £10 applies to every member joining after 1st January which is valid to August 31st, only.

Remember: No teachers, no exams... Just fun and friends!


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