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Kings Hill & District

   University of the Third Age


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 Kings Hill & District U3A (University of the Third Age) is a friendly, self motivated organisation for  people who wish to join in social, cultural and educational activities which may be academic,  cultural, social or physical. If you would like to meet new friends and learn something new at  minimal cost, then this is the organisation for you. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of  every month at 2.00 PM at Kings Hill Community Centre.


WELCOME TO KINGS HILL AND DISTRICT U3A

Although U3A stands for University of the Third Age, the word ‘University’ here has its original meaning of a group of people with similar interests meeting together. There are no academic qualifications required to become a Member, the only qualification is that Members are all in the situation where they are no longer in full time gainful employment. Members with similar interests meet together in local halls, Members' homes, or elsewhere, and most activities are conducted on a self help basis. Nationally, the U3A provides well over 300 different activities.

We are one of almost 1000 U3A groups in the UK. Each is autonomous but share the national ' Common Aims and Guiding Principles'. The U3A movement is neither political nor religious. U3A members are normally retired or semi-retired. All who are not in full-time employment are welcome, both male and female. The Kings Hill & District U3A started in late summer of 2012 and has rapidly grown to over 300 members. We provide opportunities for a wide variety of life enriching activities in a friendly and informal manner. While a principal focus is informal ' life-long learning', hobbies, cultural and physical activities also feature strongly. We aim to be more than a social club.

No qualifications are required to join the U3A - no examinations are held and no certificates are awarded; activities depend on volunteers from our members to organise and participate in over 40 activities.

If you would like to

 Non members are invited to come along to any of our monthly meetings as a guest.

 Meet the members and join in the friendly atmosphere before deciding to take out  membership. You can attend up to three meetings as a guest before joining.

 There is a charge of £3 for guests attending monthly meetings.

Joining Kings Hill & District U3A

We welcome new members at any time during the year and if you are considering joining please download an application form  by following this link. Please complete the form which should then be sent, with your subscription payment, to the Membership Secretary at the address shown.

Your membership will be confirmed as soon as your form is received and you can then contact the convener of any special Interest groups that you may wish to join. The convener will give you details of when and where the group meets.

Non-members who are considering joining may attend three monthly meetings  and two Interest group meetings as a guest. If you wish to attend an interest group meeting in this capacity please contact the convener before doing so.

If you are unable to contact the convener please contact the Groups coordinator June Rose

More information on Joining can be found in the “how to join” section on this website”


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Site last updated Friday, February 24, 2017  at  8:54 AM

A change to our programme. Our next talk will now be

2ND March 2017  - MEDWAY MEANDERING

A view of one of the South East’s best known rivers  presented by  Jonathan Fenner.


Dividing Men of Kent from Kentish Men, The River Medway is probably Kent’s most celebrated river flowing, as it does, through the heart of the Garden of England. This talk follows the river from its source and reveals a rich cultural heritage along its course.


Jonathan Fenner originally qualified as an architect working for many years in private practice.  He also worked for 17 years as a tutor at Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre teaching courses exploring the villages and vernacular architecture of West Kent.  


He now works as a qualified Blue Badge regional guide for South East England working mainly in Kent and Sussex. He is also a qualified City of London guide. He regularly guides French and English speaking visitors as well as giving talks and leading tours with local history and other educational groups.


He has a particular passion for the South East and its cultural heritage.





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