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Introducing the U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a learning co-operative of people no longer in full time employment. Anyone can join - all you need is interest and enthusiasm. No qualifications are required and none are given.

The U3A offers the opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and talents with others and learn from them in friendly surroundings. Please use the links on these pages, and the Menu 'buttons' above, to find out more about our U3A and of those in the Sussex Region.

All of our Group Leaders and Committee Members volunteer their time and expertise to help our U3A to run smoothly. If you would like to see a new group started and / or feel able to lead a group, please contact our Groups co-ordinator, Alan Cooke, in the first instance.

This year, Brighton & Hove U3A celebrates its 30th year. If you are not already a Member, do join us and see what you are missing!

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Membership Applications for the year starting 1st August 2016

Membership Renewal notices were issued 1st June, with full instructions on payment methods.

Applications for NEW Membership MUST be accompanied by a fully completed paper
NEW Member Application form OR by submitting the On-Line NEW Members form.

Membership RENEWALS may be submitted using the pre-printed Renewal form which already has your details, OR by completing a blank Membership RENEWAL form OR by submitting the On-Line RENEWAL form.

Subscriptions Fees for New 'Full' Members and for existing 'Full' Member Renewals may now also be paid by BACS or PayPal - please see the Membership page.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a £5 discount available if the fee is paid in June 2016.

Next Open Day

Our next Open Day will be held on Monday, 25th July 2016 (NOT 2015 as in Renewal emails/letters, in error!) at the Brighton Centre (Russell Road entrance to the rear). Please click here for full details.

2016 / 2017 Groups

Groups displayed on the groups web-pages show the Groups, venues and times for the current year to June 30th AND the draft programme for next year, starting in September.

Note that many groups may be continuing to Autumn 2016, some may NOT, or may be changing venues and/or days/times while there will also be new groups starting.

Please see our Open Day web page for a list of new Groups.

U3A Trust Annual Conference

The 2016 U3A Trust Annual Conference will be held on 23rd - 25th August in the East Midlands Conference Centre on the Campus of Nottingham University (accommodation is in student Halls of Residence). Our Committee has agreed to fully fund up to 4 Members to attend this year. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fiona in the first instance - send her an email from the Committee page.

Will you help to run our U3A?

All U3A's are voluntary organisations and any Member can help to run them. Your Committee has some vacant posts that urgently need to be filled, to make sure that we continue to run smoothly.

Do you have the necessary skills to become our new:

  • Newsletter Editor
  • Publicity / Marketing guru
  • Web-site Manager
  • Committee Member

You can see how we operate by sitting in on Committee Meetings, so why not give it a try; help will be provided. Just contact eMail Fiona or eMail Derek, or use the web-site Contact form on the Committee page and let them know you would like to help.

Thank you.

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 Group News 
  Date   Group   Item
13-JunMaking PolyhedraPage updated - continuing in 2016-17
09-JunWalking Group 2Walks until December 2016 added
01-JunAndroid TabletsNew group starting Autumn 2016
23-AprHuman BiologyRe-starts Autumn Term 2016
13-AprFamily History For BeginnersPage updated for Autumn Term 2016
09-AprSocial GroupHastings trip now Wednesday 13th July
22-MarSocial GroupBBC Tour CANCELLED
20-MarSocial GroupSummer programme published
23-FebGerman ConversationGroup now full
 Other News 
  Date   Item
23-JunJune Newsletter published
26-MayCommittee Meeting 25th April - Minutes published
11-MayGroup Leaders Meeting 11th April 2016: Minutes published
15-AprSummer Picnic 17th August - details added
18-MarLeaders' Expenses Guidelines published
18-MarS.U.N. Newsletter published
28-JanSouth Downs Alphabet Project - details added to 'Shared Events' listing

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