Wednesday, 17 December 2014

U3A South East Forum 2015

(Kent U3A Network, Surrey U3A Network & Sussex U3A Network)
More Learning; More Enjoyment
One–Day Conference Open to all U3As in the South East Region On Wednesday 22nd April 2015 at Meridian Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT

The South East U3A Forum Conference will again be held in 2015, bringing together U3As across the South East. This popular and valuable event gives members across this large region an opportunity to meet, exchange views and news, and hear of innovations and examples of good practice.
We are very pleased to welcome Carole Millin, National Training Support Officer of the Third Age Trust, and Anthony Hughes, Trustee for Wales; Carole will be talking about learning developments in the U3A movement and Anthony will be talking about use of technology within U3As to aid learning, sharing and their efficient running. Our new Regional Trustee, Hilvary Robinson, will be present and she will be talking about her vision for the future of the South East Region. There will be opportunities to learn about interesting U3A activities across the South East and to take part in discussion groups on topics which we hope include some of your current interests and concerns.
Again this year we have support from the Trust’s Regional Support budget which helps us to communicate with our U3A members, so we are able to offer free attendance and a light buffet lunch. Attendance is on a first–come, first–served basis and is open to all members, who should apply individually. Members from new U3As will be especially welcome. The conference will close at 15.30 to make travelling home easier.
The Forum comprises Alison Gaitonde, Arthur Browne, Ian Funnell and Yann Trevou from Surrey, Helen Turner and Patrick Thomson from Kent, and Brian Dalby, Chris Senior, Gill Pitt and Jeff Staniforth from Sussex, plus Hilvary Robinson, Trustee for the South East Region.
Your U3A is again invited to contribute to a display of work from U3As across the region; see enclosed form. Please copy the booking form if more are required.
Please book by 14th April 2015, or earlier where possibleForms should be sent to:– Alison Gaitonde, 7 Ashurst Road, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5ET Email:
South East U3A Forum Summer School
University of Chichester
Monday June 22nd – Thursday June 25th 2015
Previous Forum in Chichester

There are courses to interest everyone. If you are interested in going or would like to find out about the courses, click HERE.

If you would like to download a Booking Form, you will find one HERE

For more information, contact Molly, our Chairman at

Sunday, 14 December 2014

How to sign up

26 Tweets and counting. 
Why not find out what's going on when it's going on
by checking out how to sign up HERE?
Here's what one looks like. Don't miss out!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Twitter Sign-up

Signing up with Twitter

As you know we are now on Twitter. What's that, you may ask and why should I join?

We hear on the media so many bad and good things about Twitter. Well, this is one of the good ones. If you have an account and many of our members do, you can follow us and get reminders, information and links about what is going on in Edenbridge U3A. None of your details, except for the username you choose, are ever displayed on the web. You'll find us here

So, if you want to join millions of others, just follow the simple steps below and be an Edenbridge U3A follower......

To create an account on the web:

  1. Go to and find the sign up box, or go directly to
  2. Enter your full nameemail address, and a password.
  3. Click Sign up for Twitter.
  4. On the next page, you can select a username (usernames are unique identifiers on Twitter) — type your own or choose one we've suggested. We'll tell you if the username you want is available.
  5. Double-check your name, email address, password, and username.
  6. Click Create my account.You may be asked to complete a Captcha to let us know that you're human.
  7. Twitter will send a confirmation email to the email address you entered. Click the link in that email to confirm your email address and account.
For more detailed information, why not go to the 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Edenbridge U3A Christmas 2014

Edenbridge U3A Christmas Party
16th December 2014

Over 50 members joined the committee for our second annual Christmas Party in Rickards Hall. We can now say that it's firmly a tradition not to be missed. 

Without doubt, it was amazing value at £3 per head which gave members a finger buffet, Mulled Wine, Irish Coffee, The Edenbridge Songsters, a Free Raffle and Quizzes as well as entertainment by two Local Fairies!

Everybody had a great time and not much needs to be said as we'll allow the pictures to speak for themselves. If you want to see a close up, just double click on a picture.

We would like to thank all of the Committee for their hard work throughout the year and especially for putting this party together. It was great having the Songsters back again and it was wonderful to see our two brave fairies!

Eating and Quizzing
Finger Buffet
Irish Coffees and Mulled Wine
Cheers !!!!
Free Raffle
Working out the Quiz
Singing Christmas Carols
Our Two Local Fairies
The Edenbridge Songsters entertain
If you are interested in joining the Songsters, 
they meet every Wednesday afternoon in the Eden Centre.