Halesworth & District


We are pleased to welcome you to the Halesworth U3A website.

This is where you will be able to access the most up to date information about events , interest groups and our U3A.

The U3A exists to provide a framework where retired or semi-retired people can get involved in helping to create, join, run lots of different learning based activities which can help improve their knowledge and skills, enhance physical and mental wellbeing and provide social opportunities.

Halesworth is a small market town in the heart of the Blyth Valley, with independent shops, good food, fine art, theatrical entertainment, thriving museum and the large Millennium Green.

Halesworth and District U3A started in 2003 and now has in excess of 300 members and over 30 interest groups. It is a voluntary, self-managed and self-funded organisation depending on members to participate fully in the generating and managing of the interest groups. The committee members are also volunteers and appreciate your support and suggestions to aid the effective running of the organisation. Clicking on U3A Principles will tell you more about the organisation.

Halesworth and District U3A offers:

  • A programme of daytime educational, creative and leisure activities in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
  • A wide range of interest groups requested and run by members.
  • Monthly meetings with visiting speakers held on the third Tuesday afternoon of each month.
  • A coffee morning for new and current members to meet with committee members held on the last Friday morning of each month.
  • Social events.
  • The opportunity to be part of the wider U3A community.

The best way to find out more about Halesworth U3A is to explore the website and if you like what you see, and you are retired or semi-retired, then come to a Monthly meeting or Coffee morning where a warm welcome awaits.
Alternatively please use the Contact page to get in touch, or pick up an information leaflet from the library, The Cut and other local venues.

New members always welcome - You can find out more about our U3A by clicking on the documents in the LINKS box on the right hand side of this page, or using the TABS at the top of the page. Each interest group has its own page, some where you can send a message to the coordinator by clicking on the 'bird' in the top right hand corner of the page.

The membership fee is £15 per year
You can download and print a Membership Application Form or a Membership Renewal Form and a Subscription Payment Form. Please complete, sign and return both forms to the Membership Secretary with your payment, if applicable.

HALESWORTH U3A MEMBERS - if you would like an email to go to all other members please read our email policy and email policy addition before sending it to the Membership Secretary to forward on.

NEWSLETTERS - to read the current Newsletters please click on the link


2019 U3A MEMBERSHIP SURVEY REPORT is now available to read or download.It makes interesting reading for those of you who like Stats.

COVID-19 LATEST - see the Covid-19 page for current information on Interest Groups, Monthly Talks and other activities.