Preston Park

Welcome to Preston Park u3a in Brighton

Our Chairman John Colman's New Year Message

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and were able to spend it with your family and friends. I know some of you were unable to travel and so could not visit your loved ones but I trust you will be able to do so in the not too distant future. May I and your Committee wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year.

John Colman, Chair


The University of the Third Age (u3a) is an international as well as a national movement. Since 2016 we are one of 1,000 UK branches who have a total membership of over 400,000.

Preston Park u3a branch was formed in November 2007 and in the year of our 10th anniversary had over 400 members. We have more than 50 active Interest Groups; please note Non-members may only join a Group when their Membership application and payment has been received and processed.

Our u3a is part of a wider movement whose aims are to provide for that stage of life when full-time work and responsibilities are no longer central and for the ongoing development and well-being of those in the so-called Third Age. It is about keeping active when no longer in full employment, learning for pleasure or gaining a new skill. There are no exams to be passed or qualifications to be gained: but you will meet new ideas and new people in a friendly, co-operative and informal atmosphere. More information is provided about Preston Park u3a and how you can join us, on this link.

Our name, Preston Park, derives from the medieval village of Preston, its Manor House, Park and Church, an area long since swallowed up by the growth of Brighton. But the park itself is freely open to the public. The village is 2 miles north of the sea, alongside the main A23 from London.

Registered Charity registration number 1162594. Registered July 2015.