Welcome to the Diss U3A Website

Diss u3a holds live meetings at the United Reformed Church, Mere Street.

The u3a is a "self-help, self-managed Society" dedicated to lifelong learning for people no longer in full-time work. The U3A welcomes all people irrespective of their age, gender or ethnicity.

At Diss, we aim to provide opportunities for shared learning experiences in a wide range of specific Interest Groups, monthly talks and occasional outings to sites of general interest. We pursue learning not for qualification, but for increased understanding and enjoyment.

The Diss u3a was formed in 2003 and this year we are celebratinbg our 20th Anniversary. Membership now is approaching 300. The enthusiasm of members is reflected in the fact that they travel from Attleborough, Long Stratton, Eye, Garboldisham and many more areas of Norfolk and Suffolk to attend monthly and group meetings.

There are currently 25 "interest groups" that are active again. There are other, dormant, groups that need a leader or contact point to resume their activity. Members are free to take an active part, not just by joining one or more groups, but also by initiating new groups.

The monthly meeting is held at the United Reformed Church in Mere Street in Diss, on the first Thursday of each month. Doors open at 9:45am and the meeting starts at 10.30am. We serve free refreshments until 10:15am.

New Members - The cost of full year membership (Jan - Dec) for 2023 is £15. Click here: Diss u3a 2023 Membership Application Form for a copy. We have a discount for members who join part-way through the year. Members of other u3as can also join for a reduced membership fee.

All members will receive periodic issues of our Newsletter by email (hard copy for those without email).

Diss u3a is able to accept Gift Aid from those members who are income-tax payers; we encourage such members to tick the box on the Application Form. There is no extra cost to members for doing this but we, as a u3a, benefit from a reimbursement from the Inland Revenue service. This allows us to keep our subscription rate at a reasonable level.

For the benefit of both existing and potential members, clicking here: Diss U3A Handbook will take you to the current version of our handbook. The handbook is in the process of being updated.

Other information:
Programme of Monthly Meetings - see EVENTS
Committee and other officers - see CONTACT

To view one of the linked files on a separate tabbed webpage, hover your mouse pointer over the link and right-click. Options appear, the first of which is "Open in a new Tab" - highlight this and left-click with the mouse

Charity Number: 1179720

This page last updated 7th February 2024.