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If you are no longer in full time employment and live in Sevenoaks or the surrounding area, we can offer you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enjoyable social, mental and physical activities.  Our membership has grown to around 900 in the years since 1994 and new members are always welcome.
To see the benefits of joining our u3a click on any topic to reveal the answer, then click again to close.

Site Updated:

 23 August, 2023


The Tech Support Team have prepared some notes - ‘Zooming Advice and Tips’ for members who may wish to use Video Conferencing for their groups

  • Latest News

    Open Air Theatre - Twelfth Night, Hever Castle Monday 28th August - Tickets Available see Flyer for more information
    Flyer & Booking Form
    Visit to Bletchley Park 14th September
    Flyer & Booking Form
    u3a Week 16-24 September - Flyer

    Visit to Brick Lane Theatre - 23rd November
    Flyer & Booking Form

    Save the Date - u3a Festival 17-19 July 2024 - Flyer

    Groups with Vacancies

  • Forthcoming Events

    Many of our activities are currently operating as virtual Groups using Zoom



     28th August

    Open Air Theatre - Hever Castle - Flyer

     29th August

     EC Meeting

     14th September

     Visit Bletchley Park -Flyer

     16-24 September

     u3a Week - National Events

     11th October

     Science Open meeting

     25th October

     General Meeting Flyer

     13th November

     Sc Open Meeting

     22nd November

     General Meeting

     23rd November

     Visit Brick Lane Theatre - Flyer



     17-19 July

     u3a Festival York





  • Sevenoaks u3a Connect & Learn Website

    See our new supplementary Connect and Learn Website dedicated to providing information that will be of interest to our members.
    It contains lots of courses and links to sites of general interest, all of them FREE !

  • u3a Communities Website

    This site is run by volunteers who share an interest in the use of technology to enhance the u3a experience and Zoom.  Many Activities are listed.

  • Executive Committee

    Minutes of all Executive Committee Meetings are published on the website. They can be found by clicking on this link.

    At the AGM on 22nd June 2022 the Executive Committee was confirmed as follows:

    Principal Trustees
    Chairman - Ken Brown
    Vice Chairman -   Beryl Mansell
    Treasurer -  David Lowe
    Secretary -   Helen Wood

    Groups Organiser - Vacant
    Social Chairman
     - Joyce Allen
    David Taylor

    Non Trustee Supporting Members
    Group Organiser - Sue Christy
    Membership Secretary
     - Jennifer Ruffles
    Meetings Manager
    - Barbara Coleyshaw
    Hall Manager - Ken Robinson

  • Event Reports

    We welcome reports of events to place on the website.  You will find those reports on the Study Group News page
    For  reports  of events from 2019 and earlier years please follow this link to the Archive page and click on the relevant year tab..

  • AGM Documents

    Minutes of any  AGM are approved by those in attendance at the following year’s AGM, normally held in June.
     The 2022 AGM minutes will be approved at the 2023 AGM,   normally held in June.
    2022 Approved AGM Minutes
    The 2022 Trustees report is available from the following link.
    2023 Trustees Report

  • Beacon System

    Sevenoaks U3A is using the Beacon database system for administrative purposes. This is progressively being populated and is currently used for Membership, Group records and News distribution. Further enhancements  will be added in due course.

    For more Information see the Beacon page.

    If You have Permission to access the Sevenoaks Beacon system you can use this link

  • National & Regional u3a Events

    The National office has undertaken a
     re-branding exercise and our new new logo is reflecting the change. Details for events and visits can be found from the links below.

    Kent Network Events

    Tunbridge Wells U3A have relaunched their Local Walks booklets. For more details see flyer

    SE Region Events

    National Events

  • Why Should I Join ?
    • You can make many new friends in a congenial and relaxed atmosphere;
    • You can participate in a wide range of interest groups;
    • You can attend all our open talks;
    • You can go on day trips or extended holidays organised by our Social Committee & other groups;
    • You will receive our Monthly Newsletter
  • How Does Sevenoaks u3a Work ?
    • We have around 900 members and run  many different interest groups from Arts & Crafts to Wine Appreciation, any of which you can apply to join;
    • u3a is a volunteer-led organisation & all groups run on a self-help basis - members are expected to contribute to the group(s) they choose to join;
    • Members have the opportunity to share their skills and life experiences;
    • We run Monthly Open Meetings with invited speakers on a wide range of subjects;
    • We also run Open Meetings each month for Science and Computing;

      For a more detailed description of how our u3a works, go to the Want To Join page on this website.
  • How Do I Keep Up-to-Date ?
    • Look around this website;
    • You will receive an annual handbook which lists all our groups together with the contact details of all the group organisers;
    • You will receive a monthly newsletter either by email or by post.
  • How Do I Find Out More ?
  • How Can I Join ?

    To find and download an online membership application form go to the Want To Join page, or from the following Application Form link;

    Explore our site and the Group Categories below

We have over 90 Groups. Find out about them by Clicking on the Group Category Picture below. A number of groups have vacancies. For more details please contact the relevant Group Organiser directly for the group(s) you are interested in.
  Note: Groups will also be listed in the latest Handbook issued in August of each year.

Arts & Crafts

Culture & Society

Games & Physical Activities


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Literature & Writing


Music & Theatre

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Science, Technology & Computing

Wine & Food

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Summer 2023
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