U3As are self-help, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full-time work, enabling members to share in a wide range of interest groups and pursue learning not for qualifications but for fun. There are over 1000 U3As across the country in this growing dynamic organisation.
Southend-on-Sea U3A, formed way back in 1987 and we recently celebrated our 30th birthday. It is unusual in holding meetings every week, rather than monthly (except for the summer month of August).
We meet on Tuesdays at Westcliff Free Church, near Westcliff Library. Doors open at 2pm, notices are read at 2.20pm and speakers start at 2.30pm. Sometimes, instead of a speaker, we feature a presentation by one of our wide and and expanding selection of study groups.
Contact us via our website