Mayfield & District



Welcome to the U3A in Mayfield & District. Although based in Mayfield our membership is drawn from villages and communities in the beautiful High Weald region of East Sussex including Five Ashes, Wadhurst, Heathfield, Rotherfield, Frant, Burwash and Etchingham.

Established in July 2005 there are currently about 140 members and around 20 interest groups. For more information about the birth of the Branch see Ann Scott's reminiscences on the History page. (see button above).

A main meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday each month with a speaker. (Exceptions being August and December). In addition trips by car or coach to places of interest and theatres are regularly arranged by various groups.

There is no age limit but members tend to be retired, approaching retirement or just have time to further their interests.

This is a lively and friendly group of people with a wide variety of skills and life experiences who are happy to share their knowledge, learn from each other and develop new interests.

Please explore our Events and Groups pages. We hope you find something of interest. If not and you have any ideas for activities we would love to hear from you. We would be particularly pleased to hear from anyone willing to lead a group. Teaching experience is definitely not necessary.

We look forward to hearing from you - please feel free to use the telephone links and email facility on the CONTACT page.


You are welcome to come along to a monthly meeting, where you can meet the membership secretary and discuss your interests or send an email to the membership secretary, using the CONTACT page.

If you have made up your mind and wish to join, please click the link in the top right hand corner of this page and follow the instructions to download this year's interactive Membership Form.

You are free to print off a blank copy, complete it by hand and send it to the Membership Secretary (address provided) but you should also be able to complete the form on your computer, print off a pdf file to attach to an email to the Membership Secretary which can be created using the link embedded in the form. Guidance is given on the form itself.

Membership costs £14 for single and £25 for two people at the same address. Whilst you are welcome to send a cheque, if you are able to make a Bank Transfer or set up a standing order, it greatly assists the Membership Department. Bank Details are shown on the membership application / renewal form.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you may also be able to assist us by downloading and completing a Gift Aid Declaration(click Gift Aid Declaration to the left) and returning it to the Membership Secretary. If this is done electronically then there is no requirement for an original signature. Just type in your full name. If you choose to complete the form manually then please sign it in the usual way.

We very much look forward to meeting you.