Welcome to Uckfield u3a

Welcome to Uckfield u3a which was formed in the Autumn of 1997 to offer learning, leisure and social activities for retired and semi-retired people of Uckfield and the surrounding areas. We are part of a world wide organisation which began in France in 1972 and there are now more than 40 u3a groups in Sussex.

Uckfield u3a has currently around 400 members and we offer over 60 different activities. These are self-help groups, each led by an enthusiastic member, and they give an excellent way of following new interests and making new friends.


Membership is now open for new and renewing members. Please download the Membership form using the link below.

Download the Membership App. Form 2021/22

Membership is open to anyone who is retired or semi retired living in Uckfield and the surrounding area. Our membership fee is low, just £15 per year, which entitles you to attend the monthly meetings and join as many activities as you wish. To join, click the "Membership Application Form 2021/22" above, download the form, then print out, fill in the form and post to the Membership Secretary enclosing your cheque for £15 and a stamped addressed envelope. Alternatively, you can join at the monthly meetings.

We welcome new and existing members to Uckfield u3a and hope you will enjoy being a member.


We have over 60 activity groups covering a wide range of interests. These are run by our members, in most cases, in their homes. There are details about the interest groups and the times they meet on our website but due to the current virus situation, these may be subject to change.

We have a meeting each month on the first Friday, (except December when our Christmas Quiz is on the first Thursday) in the Weald Hall, Civic Centre, at 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30pm). At these meetings you’ll hear of our latest activities and there are talks which are varied and given by very good speakers. All members are welcome and so are visitors (who are asked to make a small donation of £1).


Newsletters will be sent by email to all those members having an email address.

Information for members will also be available in other ways:-

1. by emails to all leaders, so that they can read them to members of their groups.

2. in notices given out after the talk at our monthly meetings.

3. on this website.

4. contact Anita, our new members contact.


Please let the group leader know if you are unable to attend a group meeting.

Contribute to coffee/tea and any printing costs or petrol if car sharing.

If you can, offer to host a group meeting, lead one of the topics or give lifts for outings.

If you have any questions about our u3a or any suggestions on how we can improve it, please tell us.

Beryl Venables Vice Chairwoman

Christine Kinnersley Membership Secretary