Sidcup & District U3A
The Sidcup & District U3A was founded in 1994. Our principal activities are focused around special interest groups, of which we have over 30. The subjects we cover include culture, literature, history, crafts and recreation. Most groups are small in size and determine their own course of study under a chosen leader. There are no formal lectures and members are encouraged to share in a joint process of learning and discovery. We arrange occasional outings to professional concerts and operas – usually in London, and usually at discount prices. Sometimes a group may arrange a holiday.
We hold general meetings in the New Community Church Centre (which has wheelchair access and loop system), 24 Station Road, Sidcup at 2.00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of every month to which we invite guest speakers. Refreshments are available after each meeting and the proceeds from their sale, plus those from our raffle, are donated to an annually selected charity. New members are always welcome to join - but please arrive at least thirty minutes before we start.
Visitors are welcome, admission is free and tea/coffee and biscuits are available.
Instead of the customary guest speaker, this month’s meeting will take the form of a “Showcase”, at which the various “Interest Groups” within the branch will set up table top displays and photos illustrating the group’s activities and will be pleased to answer questions from fellow members and visitors.
A wide number of activities will be featured including such subjects as family history, book reading, ramblers groups, parks and gardens, classical music and many more. Come along and find out more about your local U3A
Membership of our U3A is open to everyone no longer in active full time employment. U3A is not related to any faith. Most of our members live either in the London Borough of Bexley, or in a neighbouring area. All paid-up members are entitled to stand for election to our Committee.
All our activities, together with reports of previous events, are covered in a printed monthly newsletter which is available to all members. Payment of the annual membership fee entitles you to attend meetings and as many courses as you wish – provided there are vacancies. (Separate charges apply for outings). When the desired course does not yet exist, or a group is fully subscribed, enterprising members will simply create a new one.
We produce an annual booklet which displays our programme and describes the activities of our interest groups. Those that currently have a vacancy are advertised in the latest Newsletter and both may be read or downloaded from our website.
For more information visit our website by following the link on this page or complete the contact form on the Contact page of this website