Eastbourne & Wealden


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The Eastbourne & Wealden u3a started in 1999 and is part of a UK-wide collection of over 1000 u3as that provide the opportunity for those no longer in work to come together and learn for fun.

Make the most of life and join more than 430,000 members nationwide exploring new ideas, skills and interests with your local u3a.

The u3a movement has been learning, staying active and having fun for 40 years - showcasing what it means to have a positive later life.

We have OVER 20 INTEREST GROUPS, some academic such as languages, others cultural such as music, literature and day trippers, and others just for fun and exercise such as board games, tenpin and walking. Click on the Groups tab for details.

We also hold MONTHLY MEETINGS open to all members, when we have professional speakers on a wide range of interesting topics. These are at the Victoria Baptist Church Hall, Eldon Road, Eastbourne on the first Tuesday of the month (except August) at 14.00.

The annual subscription is just £12 due on 1st January.

For an Information Pack including Membership Form go to the Contacts page to send a message to our Membership Secretary. Please ensure that you provide your address and phone number.

Some of the pages and documents on this website are password protected for members only. It is hoped the accessible pages give a flavour of what is on offer.

NEW MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME. Why not come along to a monthly meeting as our guest before joining. Also, some Group Leaders will allow you to attend a taster session before joining.

There are two other u3as in Eastbourne, namely Eastbourne Central u3a and Meads u3a. We recommend that you look at their websites as well. We do have a reciprocal arrangement with both u3as so that you can enrol in their groups, and vice versa, without having to pay another subscription, although each u3a will give priority to their own members.

The Eastbourne & Wealden u3a is also a member of the Sussex u3a Network (SUN) which provides Study Days and Workshops (which are expected to resume in 2023) and a link to their website is provided above.

The National u3a to which we are affiliated has a wealth of information and provides online learning events. For their website click on the “u3a” tab above.