All our monthly meetings apart from June are held at Runnymede Hall, Kiln Road, Thundersley and take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month. For all monthly meetings doors open at approximately 1.10pm for a 1.30pm start.
At most meetings we have a speaker either from outside or one of our members will stand up and talk on anything which we feel will assist others to broaden their outlook and further their education.

Guest Speakers at our monthly meetings:

Our Speaker Secretary Beryl Sheppard can be contacted via either the Contacts page or the Suggestions Box at monthly meetings and will be interested to hear any comments you may have regarding speakers and your suggestions for future talks which may be of interest. Beryl has planned most of the program for 2020 and brief details are set out below. Further information will be provided on this page as required.


We have trips organised at regular and details of forthcoming events are shown below.

We are visiting a variety of venues to give enjoyment and further the knowledge and experience of our members.

Impact of Coronavirus
Due to the restrictions on movement and the recommendation to observe social distancing in response to Covid-19 it has become necessary for trips to be cancelled and where this occurs refunds will be given.

Trips cancelled so far are as follows:
Mystery Tour was to take place on March 24th - cancelled
Romford Dogs was to take place on April 23rd - now cancelled
Sandringham was to take place on May 27th - now cancelled
RHS Wisley was to take place on June 26th - now cancelled

More updates will be given as time goes on.

Carole Simmonds our Trip Adviser would be pleased to receive any suggestions you may have regarding U3A trips to places, towns, shows, gardens or other events which may be of interest to the membership. Carole may be contacted via email by clicking the appropriate button on the Contact page.

Please note that you have to be a fully paid up member of Thundersley U3A in order to go on any of the trips organised.

Please also remember the new payment rules when booking trips
The new rules are applicable from August 2019 are as follows:

Payment for trips can be taken from the month following sign up and MUST be paid in full two months before the trip. When signing up for any trip in future, the payment dates will be displayed on the sign up table and payment MUST be received by the date given.

This is to allow for payments that have to be made to venues in advance.

Please also note that all prices include the driver's tip.

We have added a new pick up point at SEEVIC so please bear this in mind for future trips.

Details of forthcoming trips are summarised in dates for your Diary below.


A Facebook page has been established strictly for the use of Thundersley U3A Members only. The intention is that it can be used as another means of communication within the Membership.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Apr 8th Paul Adams, Guest presenter

Rock n'Roll will never die
A musical journey through the 50s and 60s
Wed May 13th Tony Diamond - Guest presenter

Gives a talk entitled "The History of Chocolate"
Wed Jun 10th Steve Cherelle - Performer

Well known Country Music vocalist
Wed Jul 8th Presentation by Castle Point recycling Dept.

"The Importance of Recycling"
Wed Aug 12th Guest entertainer John Richard - Magic Circle Magician
Wed Oct 14th Speaker Deborah Brady - Journalist

A talk on "A female in Fleet Street - my life as a photojournalist"
Wed Nov 11th Speaker Steve Lester - Auctioneer
Thu Apr 23rd Visit to Romford Dogs £23.50 per person - Trip is cancelled due to Coronavirus
Wed May 27th Visit to Sandringham (Full) - cancelled due to Coronavirus
Fri Jun 26th Trip to RHS Wisley - cancelled due to Coronavirus
Sun Jul 19th Weald and Downland Museum - £26 per person Booking February 2020
Tue Aug 18th Trip to Hever Castle. Cost £26 per person