Hurst, Hassocks & Ditchling

Hurst, Hassocks & Ditchling u3a (HHD)

A Very Warm Welcome To Hurst, Hassocks and Ditchling u3a

We are your local branch of a popular national and international movement dedicated to learning, staying active, self-help and enjoying life for those no longer in full time employment.
We are local, friendly, low-cost and no qualifications are required.
In addition to Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks and Ditchling, we welcome members from surrounding areas.
We were formed in 2012 and currently have over 380 members.

We have something for everyone ranging from music, crafts, arts and languages to walks, sport and gardening.
The full list can be found on our Groups page.

Monthly meeting with speakers (with a chance to socialise over tea).

Trips out to places of interest in Sussex and further afield.

Free Online Courses, Study Days and special events run by Third Age Trust (National u3a).

How to Join
Complete and return the New Member Form. Click on the blue text to download the form.
Membership runs from 1st April to 31st March and for 2023/2024 the cost is £15.

Prospective members can attend an activity twice before joining.

How to Make Contact
General queries can be sent to and membership enquiries to
To email the Groups Coordinator or the leader of a particular group, click on the relevant links on the Groups page.
Alternatively, you can use the form on the Contacts page.

We also have a Facebook page : - if you're on Facebook, come over and give us a Like! If you have any u3a news you would like to feature on our Facebook page, get in touch via HHDu3a Facebook.

Helpers are always needed. We have a "Really Useful Group" (RUG) who help with meeting setup. Please contact if you can help. We are particularly in need of someone to act as a backup for the Technical setup (eg getting microphone working etc)

Hurst, Hassocks and Ditchling u3a is a registered charity 1166194

The Third Age Trust (aka TAT) is our umbrella charity that runs national events.

This website is frequently updated with news of forthcoming events, so please visit regularly. Information on Shared Learning Projects, MOOCs and online learning are on the Learning page.

Original photographs of HHD u3a activities are shown on this site. Photographers must ask the subject group for their consent. Those not wishing to participate in a photo can move out of shot. Any photos used can be removed via personal requests from members through