Thurrock U3A (Thurrock University of the Third Age)

Make friends and learn skills

Thurrock U3A was established over 20 years ago.  Originated in 1982 in the United States U3A is a world-wide movement of locally-run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to make new friends as well as for fun and learning.   

Members explore new ideas, skills and activities together.  There are over 1,057 U3As in the UK with over 450,000 Members. 

Membership to Thurrock U3A costs £20 per annum 1st September – 31st August annually and is open to those who are no longer in full-time work.


Last Wednesday of the month starting at 10am at the Civic Hall, Blackshots.

Professional speakers invited to give presentations.


Contact Chairperson Paul Heasmer

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Contact Secretary Lalji Patel 

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Civic Hall Meetings are suspended at present due to social distance guidelines.

All outdoor activities eg: Rambles, Strollers, Boules / Petanque have restarted in accordance with Government Guidelines


Boules / Petanque

Pitch & Putt Golf

Gardening Group

Strollers Walk and Lunch

Ramble and Lunch

Crafty Chat (mixed crafts)

Knit and Natter (knitting for charity)

Aqua Aerobics,

Floral Art


Local Interest

Line Dancing

Literature Group

Painting for Pleasure

Rummicub Numbers


Sunday Singles

Tai Chi