Bourne End & District u3a is open to those who are retired or semi-retired. The subscription for 2022/23 is £16/year from April to March.  Why not join us? Browse our groups below or get in touch with the membership secretary, Tony Radstone on 07932 725799 or email us. You can read more about us, download the Membership Application Form and join by following the instructions. If you don’t have a printer, there are copies in the Library (ask the librarian) and the Community Centre (in the rack opposite the main door).

See also our principles and constitution.

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Our Interest groups

We have over 50 groups to choose from, including the following:

Art Groups

Painting & Drawing Group, Art Appreciation Group, Smart photography Group


Music & Drama Groups


Theatre visits Group, Film Appreciation Group, Drama Group, Play Reading Group, Singing for Fun Group, Music Appreciation Group


Literature & Language Groups


Fiction Reading Group, Non-Fiction Reading Group, Poetry Appreciation Group, Several Language Groups including, French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish.


Groups to tease the brain


Family History Group, Local History Group, Wine Tasting Group, Maths Group, Android phone/tablet Group, Bridge Group, Two Computer Groups- advanced and beginners, Current Affairs Group, Mah-jong Group


Leisure activity Groups


Away Day Trips, New Experiences Group, Bird Watching Group, Mud and Wellies Group, Solo Group, Calligraphy Group, Canasta Group, Crochet & knitting Group, Bridge Group, Lace Making Group, Pudding Group, Rummikub Group, Socialising Group


Physical activity Groups


Aerobics for Seniors Group, Walking Group, Golf Group