Goudhurst & District


Ian Agnew Goudhurst & District u3a is part of a national organisation dedicated to encouraging its members to enjoy learning for pleasure. Our aim is: Learn, Laugh and Live!

The u3a is a learning co-operative of people who are no longer in full-time employment and who share educational, creative and leisure activities. It is a wonderful way to meet people and get the most out of life. Many long term friendships have been made that might not have done so had it not been for the u3a, something I can definitely attest to.

Goudhurst and District u3a proudly boasts around 150 members with more joining all the time. Our activities are mainly organised in small groups known as Interest Groups, which meet regularly in venues around Goudhurst or in members' homes. We currently have over 20 Interest Groups and through sharing our passion for knowledge, members learn from each other using their skills and experience.

Our general meetings are held at 2.30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Goudhurst Village Hall, where a warm welcome is always guaranteed, together with a knowledgeable and interesting speaker, refreshments and a chance to get to know other members and find out more about our interest groups and activities.

Our membership year starts on 1st November; the annual fee for 2021/22 is £20, prorated if you join part way through the year. This covers the cost of our monthly speakers, a quarterly magazine and allows you to belong to as many interest groups as you want. The fee is discounted for each month that has passed in the membership year.

Non-members can attend monthly meetings for £3.00, payable at the door; these guests can also attend 2 taster sessions of an interest group at no cost.

I do hope that you would like to join us and enjoy what we have to offer; looking forward to meeting you.

Ian Agnew