Learn, Laugh, Live!

Retired, semi-retired, wanting to do things you may have always wanted to try or do more of, but previously did not have the time or opportunity to indulge? Welcome to the Tiptree U3A.

What is Tiptree U3A?
Tiptree U3A is registered charity, one of over 1040 U3A groups in the country spread throughout cities, towns and villages. Nationally there are over 425,000 members and is for retired or semi-retired people. Click on Origins of U3A if you would like to know more.

Tiptree U3A is an enjoyable way of bringing people together for learning, fitness, leisure, and fun, whilst enjoying the camaraderie and friendship of other similar minded people.

In addition to offering new interests and learning opportunities, the U3A approach can provide mutual support and companionship which many members value greatly.

Members share their knowledge and experience and learn together, deciding for themselves what groups or events they want to attend.

Click on Committee to see information about who does what in our U3A as well as having links to our Constitution, Policies and Procedures (including GDPR).

What Do We Offer?

Monthly Meeting
We have a Monthly Meeting every third Thursday of the month at the Tiptree Community Centre (1a Caxton Close, Tiptree CO5 0UP), doors open at 1:15 pm and the meeting starts at 1:45 pm. During the meeting there is a talk given by a guest speaker. Talks cover a wide range of themes of general interest and are well attended.

Unfortunately, due to the capacity of the Community Centre hall, for safety reasons there may be occasions when the monthly meeting is full and we are obliged to turn members away. It is here that we meet old friends and make new ones in an informal, relaxed atmosphere over tea or coffee and a biscuit. Click on Programme 2019-20 to see details of each month’s speaker. Other events such as quizzes take place during the year, more information about these are on Events.

Interest Groups
We currently have nearly 40 Interest Groups, with more planned, that cover a wide range of interests. The groups are led by one of the group’s members and take place in a variety of venues. Click on Groups to see information about all our Interest Groups including when and where they meet.

There is a bi-monthly Newsletter that keeps members informed, this is sent by e-mail, and paper copies are available at the monthly meeting. Click on Newsletter to see the latest version.

Joining is simple, and only costs £10 a year. Click on Membership for all the information you need.

Please have a look around our website and see what we have to offer.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Tiptree U3A is a charity registered in England No: 1181013