Preston Park

Welcome to Preston Park u3a in Brighton


22 April, 2021

Hi Members

A week ago ago I sent out an email suggesting meeting in Preston Park on Monday at 2 pm. Over 20 of you came along and in smaller groups (6 maximum) had an amble around the park or just had a drink at one of the two cafes or did both - all safely socially distanced.

I am going to make this a permanent arrangement until all social distancing ends - weather permitting. You don’t need to tell me in advance you will or won’t be turning up - just come along and see old friends and, who knows, make some new ones!

Lets make it 40 or more members on Monday.

I will be beside the Chalet Cafe at 2 pm on Monday and look forward to seeing you.

With very best wishes
John Colman, Chairman


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.