Registered Charity No. 803112
learn, laugh, live


Welcome to Bury St Edmunds u3a

If you are no longer in full-time employment and have some time to spare, u3a is the organisation that will give you the chance to develop existing interests and explore new ones, while making new friends.

Our members run more than 50 Interest Groups – ranging  across the creative, the educational, the physical and the social.  From Walking to Wine Appreciation, Art to Antiques, Politics to Philosophy, Science to Shakespeare, Bridge to Current Affairs … the list goes on.  The Groups are self-chosen and run by the members themselves.

In addition, we offer a monthly programme of talks at The Apex, as well as visits and social events throughout the year.

We are a friendly group of people who want to keep active, learning and socialising.  Come and join us!

We welcome (but do not insist upon!) contributions from all. If you have some specialised knowledge, please do not keep it to yourself, but join and contribute to one of our groups. Or start a group of your own.

Applying for membership of the u3a in Bury St Edmunds

How to Join the u3a

There is no waiting list so if you follow the instructions on the registration form and submit it together with payment your membership card will be sent to you.


Latest News

  • Apex Lecture Season 2021/22

    Tuesday 21st December 2021

    Above the Law

    Adrian Bleese

    Adrian will discuss the most intriguing, amusing, challenging and downright baffling
    episodes in his career working for Suffolk Constabulary and the National Police Air Service





    Talk starts 10.30am  

    For more details click here

    Refreshments available from Apex cafe 

    No booking required.

    See fuller details of the season and Covid -19 safety advice under Events.




    Having trouble using our website? Come along to Computer Clinic: runs 10-11.45 Mondays at the Apex Gallery, and we’ll try to help you.

    If you are having a problem with renewing on-line, click on ‘Payments/Problems’ in main menu.



  • To Contact Us

    0300 telephone number temporarily suspended.

    Please send queries to or write to:

    u3a c/o 90 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3AA


Next Lecture Date


Tue 21 Dec @ 10:30 am12:30 pm

Possible social event afterwards

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New Study Groups

We have recently added new study groups, to explore what’s on offer click the name of the group you are interested in

Art History

Elizabethan Age

Book Club V


Tragic Greek Drama

Antiques and Vintage


Given the current situation and advice from the government, we have decided that for the health and safely of all our members all u3a meetings, trips and events are suspended. Study groups continue to meet if it is possible for them to do so within the current guidance.

 If you need to make urgent contact please use We have added a page to share useful resources to help you keep stimulated during Corona Virus precautions.