Welcome - Learn, laugh and live with Hawkhurst U3A
Thank you for your interest in Hawkhurst U3A, the University of the Third Age. The Third Age follows the First Age of childhood dependence and the Second Age of employment and parental responsibility. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Anyone may join the U3A; no qualifications are required or given, and there is no age limit. Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, with no distinction between them. We all share our educational, creative and leisure experiences with other like-minded people.
We are all volunteers, and we support our Members in forming Interest Groups in a diverse range of subjects from Book Club to Wine Appreciation. We have over 35 Interest Groups to choose from or you may like to start another group to suit your interests. We hope there is something to interest everyone so why not check out our Groupspage?
Of equal importance is the social side of Hawkhurst U3A. Coffee & Cake mornings and Pub Lunches are regular events, as well as gatherings such as a Winter Quiz or Summer Garden Party. Check out the Eventspage for further details.
Why not have a look below at our Group News for further details of all our activities? We also have a regular Diary and you can find our calendar at the bottom of the Events page.
Our membership list is growing all the time; we now have over 300 members. We hope that you will join the Hawkhurst U3A, either by getting in touch with Jane, our Membership Secretary, on 01580 754731 or you can send her an email from the Contactpage. Jane could send you an introductory pack, or you could come to a Monthly Meeting, at 10:00 on the first Thursday of each month, usually in the British Legion Hall in Hawkhurst. We look forward to welcoming you!