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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Next Meeting - Thursday 6th October

Bob Ogley - The Ghosts of Biggin Hill



When the RAF quit Biggin Hill in the early 1990s, they left behind sprawling blocks of anonymous-looking buildings, a chapel which bears witness to the station's great engagements, memories of the greatest aerial combat the world has ever known and many, many ghosts. The ghosts materialise frequently. They have appeared from within the  redundant administration buildings and near the old runway. They have been seen running to and  from the dispersal shelters. They have been spotted, in full flying gear, walking the  country lanes and they regularly mingle with the visitors to the Chapel of St George.

Site last updated Sunday, September 25, 2016  at  3:17 PM


RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Membership renewals are starting to become due. When your is due will receive notification from the Membership Sec at which time we would  appreciate your prompt payment. You can pay by cheque, cash or direct bank transfer.

  

  THE OCTOBER MEETING ON THURSDAY 6TH IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE CONVENERS AND TO SIGN UP FOR NEW GROUPS THAT YOU WISH TO JOIN