Horsley U3A is a member of the University of the Third Age self-help movement which provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities for older (often retired) people in a friendly environment.  There are over 870 branches already in the UK with around 300,000 members.

Local U3As are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.  They are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.  The teachers learn and the learners teach !

Between them U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in such fields as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking.

Horsley U3A was set up in April 2008 and has grown rapidly since inception.  The running of the U3A is handled by a volunteer Committee who hold committee meetings six times a year.  Horsley U3A is affiliated to the Third Age Trust and has adopted a Constitution based on the Model Constitution prescribed by the Third Age Trust for its affiliate members.  Like all U3As we operate as a charity and subject ourselves to charity law.  We registered on 17th February 2012 with the Charity Commission as charity number 1145957.

Horsley U3A membership costs £15 a year, renewable on 1st April each year (extra charges also apply for some activity groups and excursions).

The Third Age movement is built on self-help. Members are encouraged to participate actively and where possible to volunteer their time and knowledge to help run events and activity groups

For membership enquiries: by email 

To apply for membership, please click on our Membership Application.  After you have submitted this, we will contact you with details of how to pay your subscription.

Please keep an eye out for new group developments and other news on the U3A Noticeboard in East Horsley Village Hall.

Thanks to Mike Rushby and the late Des Hollier of the Horsley Countryside Preservation Society we also have a Horsley U3A Noticeboard on the side wall of Budgens supermarket in Kingston Avenue.