u3a is a movement for the advancement of the education of older people and those who are retired from full-time work by all means, including associated activities conducive to learning and personal development.

Our branch is based in Tenterden and St Michael’s, but we draw our members from a much wider area that includes the surrounding towns and villages such as Cranbrook, Headcorn, Rolvenden, Bethersden and Biddenden. We are a friendly and welcoming self-help organisation that provides educational, creative, social and leisure activities.

Membership of the u3a is open to everyone who is no longer engaged in full-time work or childcare. Our members enjoy meeting like-minded people and expanding their horizons by sharing their vast store of knowledge and experience. Monthly meetings (with a guest speaker) are held in St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden from 2.00 to 4.00 every third Thursday from September to June. Other activities include regular meetings of interest groups, outdoor activities, study days and outings to the theatre, music events, stately homes and gardens.

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If you are not already a u3a member, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to a monthly meeting as a guest.

Like all u3as, we have been affected by the coronavirus crisis, but we have kept going and developed many new measures and activities to support the membership, keep in touch, keep learning and maintain wellbeing. As restrictions are lifted, we are returning toward providing our normal programme, following government guidelines and taking all appropriate measures to ensure members' safety.