The APRIL Newsletter was sent out by email, to members with an email address registered, on 26th March 2020. If you have not found this please check your spam filter.

As you are probably aware the government has advised everyone to reduce their social contact during the current pandemic. Consequently the Dartford U3A committee have suspended all organised meetings and advised group meetings to cease for the forseeable future. Please look at the EVENTS page to read extracts from our chairman's letter.

The U3A is an organisation where we actively participate. With this in mind it is proposed to have an "activity" page where members can suggest things to do to keep mind and body working while we are avoiding social contact. The page called "Keeping in Touch" (see link at side) has some ideas, but there will be lots of suggestions you can make to help. Please use the contact page to offer items to be included.

Below there is information about the U3A organisation for those of you visiting for the first time.


The U3A, University of the Third Age, is a learning organisation for those who are retired or semi-retired and who wish to acquire new or resume old interests in a friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere with like-minded people. Our approach is learning for pleasure. There is no accreditation, no validation, no assessments and no qualifications. U3A advocates you to LEARN, LAUGH AND LIVE.


  • Formed in 1995, Dartford U3A has over 200 members and is run by an elected committee. The annual subscription runs from June and has previously been set at £15 for 2019-2020.
  • General Meetings, August excepted, are held on the first Tuesday of each month. There is usually a speaker and it is an opportunity for current U3A information to be provided. Visitors considering membership are welcome to these meetings.
  • We offer a wide programme of activities with over fifty groups of varied interests who generally meet once a month and you can participate in as many or as few as you wish.
  • A newsletter is produced each month and circulated by email or a paper copy is available at the monthly meetings.

If you want to know more about Dartford U3A, follow the links here on our website. If you are interested in joining us please enquire via the Contact page or come along to a General Meeting and speak to the membership secretary.