Lancing & Sompting


If you are new to the U3A, welcome to our web pages. If you are an existing member, these pages will allow you to keep up to date with the latest news and developments regarding your local U3A group. In ten years we have grown to a membership of over 300 and become a thriving organisation, offering learning opportunities in the local community.

U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment, providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.
A U3A thrives because ALL ITS MEMBERS are willing to pull their weight and put in as much as they get out.
“By the members, for the members” is the U3A Movement’s mantra. A U3A does not provide services for its members – members provide them for each other.

Our independent Interest Groups are run by members who offer to share their knowledge and skills. From ART to WALKING, SCRABBLE to LOCAL HISTORY, there is something for everyone and new members are warmly welcomed.

Qualifications are not gained, but the groups offer a tremendous opportunity to 'try something new' and learn about a whole range of subjects and interests.

Lancing and Sompting U3A is pleased to announce that as from 1st February 2019, the annual membership fee is being reduced to £12 per annum.
If you are a current 2019/2020 member of another U3A in the UK your membership fee will be reduced to £8.50 but please confirm the name of the U3A and your membership number.


Our membership year runs from 1st April. The Annual Subscription of just £12.00 allows you to join in as many of the groups as you wish.
Please click on the Bluebird to the right of this page to contact Membership, and the Secretary will send you the combined New Membership Application/Renewal Form.

A quarterly Newsletter is published which contains information on forthcoming events and Group activities. You can access our latest issue from the tab at the top of the page.


A programme of Visits has been arranged for 2020. The programme can be downloaded on the Visits Group page.


General Meetings are held at Lancing Parish Hall (Jubilee Hall), South Street, LANCING on the first MONDAY of the Month AFTERNOONS 2pm. If this falls on a Bank Holiday, the meeting will take place a week later. (See links for Venue Map)
Dates are listed on the 'Events' page. Invited speakers talk on a wide variety of subjects, many on local interests. Visitors are welcome to attend one meeting to gain an insight into our activities. We respectfully request that you become a member to attend further General Meetings.


NOVEMBER 4th - Brian Freeland - The View from the Wings
The Stage Manager's view from the prompt corner on reality theatre, no retakes, and also slightly saucy!!!

DECEMBER 2nd - Christmas Party

Click here to see General Meetings Speakers 2020

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