Goudhurst & District


Goudhurst & District U3A is part of a national organisation dedicated to encouraging its members to enjoy learning for pleasure. Our aim is to 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.

Goudhurst and District U3A is in it's fourth year and proudly boasts 150 members with more people joining all the time. Our activities are mainly organised in small groups, known as Interest Groups, who meet regularly in venues around Goudhurst or even in member's homes. We currently have over 20 Interest Groups and through sharing our passion for knowledge, members learn from each other using our skills and experience.

Any member who has a subject they are interested in and would like to share with others can start a new Interest Group and providing 2 or more people join, then a new group is formed. More information on our interest groups can be found by clicking on the Groups button at the top of this page.

We hold general meetings in Goudhurst Parish Hall, starting at 2.30 pm on the third Wednesday of every month. A warm welcome is 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.

We also organise social outings which will be advertised on our Website, through emails to members and at our monthly meetings.

Our membership year starts on 1 November with an annual membership fee of £25.00. This represents amazing value as it covers your membership of the Third Age Trust, the cost of our monthly speakers, a quarterly magazine and allows you to belong to as many interest groups as you want. If you join part way through the year, the membership fee will be adjusted accordingly. Non-members can attend the monthly meetings for the price of £3.00 guest entry, payable at the door. Guests can attend 2 taster sessions of an interest group, but after that must join the U3A as a member to be able to continue in the groups.

I do hope that you will come to one of our monthly meetings to find out what the U3A can offer you. I promise you will not be disappointed.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Jenny Dalleywater

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