Welcome to Thanet U3A
U3A (The University of the Third Age) is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment.
If you’re wondering what we mean by the third age - it is a time after you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or just try something new.
U3A has members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass – it is just for pleasure. Learning is its own reward.
It's all voluntary; a typical U3A will be home to many activity groups covering hundreds of different subjects - from art to zoology and everything in between.
Formed over 30 years ago, there are now over 1,000 U3As across the UK, with thousands of interest groups between them and more than 400,000 members nationally - plus we’re growing every day.
The U3A national body – the Third Age Trust - looks after all the U3As in the UK, providing educational and administrative support.
We aim to treat all members of Thanet U3A equally, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, faith, disability and other circumstances. If you have any concerns or additional needs that you would like us to cater for or to be aware of, please do not hesitate to let us know.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL FACE TO FACE THANET U3A ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. IF YOU ARE A THANET U3A MEMBER WHO IS SELF ISOLATING, YOU MAY WANT TO CONNECT WITH OTHER MEMBERS, WE CAN HELP YOU TO DO THIS, PLEASE PHONE 07519718301
Our Thanet membership year runs from April to April. The cost is £16 for Single Membership and £28 for Joint Membership (2 people living at the same address). To join a group or attend a U3A event you MUST be a Thanet U3A Member! As a member you will receive our excellent Thanet Newsletter and Third Age Matters Magazine 4 times a year, plus, you can attend all our U3A talks completely free! You may also like to join an Interest Group or apply for a Course, go on an outing and attend various U3A events.
To join THANET U3A, please email via the Contact Page. Your membership will begin straight away and you won't need to renew until April 2021. We always welcome new members who are willing to help run groups, courses and events.
Please note, everyone in Thanet U3A is a VOLUNTEER and sometimes we have holidays or family visiting and cannot always respond to your enquires immediately. For information on joining please email our new Membership Secretary Chris (Mr)via the Contact Page or phone/text him on 07519718301.
We aim to treat all members of Thanet U3A equally, irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, faith, disability and other circumstances. If you have any concerns or special needs that you would like us to cater for or to be aware of, please do not hesitate to let us know.
IMPORTANT UPDATES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS: Updated Covid 19 advice 21st Sep 2020
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Our U3A Thanet member and artist, Julian Lovegrove, is taking part in the East Kent Artists\' Open House program during the month of October. Why not go along to see his work at 21 Seafield Gardens Broadstairs? The link has full details.
Our July Talk by Norma Wright has had to be postponed until March 2021.
Our U3A TALKS are held in St. Peter's MAIN Church Hall at 2pm for 2.30pm start. Come at 2pm and enjoy refreshments and a friendly chat first. FREE to all members. We hope to start these again in the Spring of 2021.
For links to other local organisations, please click on the Links Page.
Jacqui Wellbrook is our current Thanet U3A Chair.
DETAILS OF OUR INTEREST GROUPS AND THE PROGRAMME OF TALKS AND SOCIAL OCCASIONS ARE PUBLISHED ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE.
To read about the Origins of Thanet U3A by Our President Margaret Fairbrass, please click on the Links Page.