Canvey Island

Welcome To Canvey Island U3A

Registered Charity Number: 1173536

Canvey Island U3A formed in April 2011 and is aimed at retired and semi retired people in their Third Age.
The U3A is a charity whose adage is "LEARN, LAUGH, LIVE".

Canvey Island U3A membership is open to any retired or semi-retired person who wishes to join us, promoting the ethos of the U3A organisation that it is “Open to all”. There are no restrictions and no Waiting List, our door is open all the time and everyone in our Castle Point catchment area is welcome!

The Charitable Purpose of Canvey Island U3A is:
The advancement of education and, in particular, the education of older people and those who are retired from full time work, by all means including associated activities conducive to learning and personal development, who are residing in Canvey Island and its surrounding locality.

Our aim is to form self motivated groups learning from each others expertise and experiences. We have groups covering many subjects, with scope for many more. Take a look at our Groups page to see what we have organised to date.


Our site is updated frequently with news of new events, meetings, groups, and other items of interest, so please visit frequently to keep up to date with the latest Canvey Island U3A news.

See the Membership Application page for details of how to join us, or the Membership Renewals page for details on how to renew your existing membership.

As with most websites, words in blue are links, which when clicked (or tapped) will take you to a different page of information or will enable you to contact a certain person.

Please see the Latest News page for miscellaneous items and news.



To contact any Trustee or to make an enquiry, please click Contact and you will then be able to choose the person you wish to contact.

ChairmanChristine Watts
Vice ChairmanDave Traer
SecretaryMike Collett
TreasurerAlan Mitchell
Groups' CoordinatorJanet Collett
Membership SecretaryChris Summers
Outings Organiser Lynne White
Speaker Organiser Derek Draper
Committee Member/Outings Org.Kay Humphreys
Catering Admin.Irene Traer
Members LiaisonGeorgia Draper
Website / Beacon Administrator & ITRoger Summers