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Monthly Talks, Socials and Trips

Monthly Talks, Socials and Trips

We would be delighted to hear from any u3a member willing to help arrange visits/events.

Visits: Sources of Information  

  • the Newsletter (members receive by email)
  • this website
  • at the u3a Help Desk 10.00 – 10.30 before The Apex Monthly Talks usually the third Tuesday of the month

Monthly Talks
These are held at The Apex with excellent accessibility and cafe. The talks are always on the third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 to 11:30 am. Occasionally the date may be different on some months due to the Apex event scheduling needs. Please always check our Monthly Talk page for details Monthly Talks – u3a Bury St Edmunds or email  

Membership – How to Apply

  • on-line
  • by post to u3a in Bury St Edmunds, The Risbygate Centre, 90 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3AA
  • at the u3a Help Desk at the Monthly ‘Apex’ Talks

How to Pay

Please note that we can no longer accept cash.

Please pay at the time you make your reservation for a place.

Pay by:  Where/how to pay:
Credit or debit card
  • On line.  Go to Make a payment on the menu above.  This is our preferred method of payment
  • At u3a Help Desk at the Monthly ‘Apex’ Talks – see above
BACS On line:

  • Account number 02509615
  • Sort code 30-91-49
  • Use ‘payment reference’ for your name and title of event eg ‘zoo smith’. If you are paying for others too please email/phone us to let us know the names of the other(s) being paid for.
Cheque By post to office:

The u3a in BSE, The Risbygate Centre, 90 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3AA

  • Make payable to ‘u3a in BSE’
  • write on back of cheque your name & names of other people you are paying for and title of event e.g. ‘zoo Jane/John Smith’

We aim to send confirmation of successful on-line applications.  If you have applied by post or personally at the monthly lecture, please ensure you have retained details from the advertisement regarding departure time/venue etc.

Tickets are rarely issued.

Interest Groups Trips and General Trips if Over-subscribed

Bookings are allocated in order of receipt of payment (where applicable) and application.

Once the event is full, we withdraw the on-line booking arrangements.

If events are over-subscribed, a waiting list may be created. You will be contacted if a vacancy arises; let the organiser know if you subsequently wish to withdraw from the list.


By the committee the committee reserves the right to cancel at any stage with full refund

By you If you cancel more than a month before the event date, we will try to offer your place(s) to members on the waiting list.  Should there be no waiting list no refunds will be possible.


Members are reminded that places on a visit can only be offered to a non-member if there is no waiting list for a trip. Non-members must be accompanied by a Bury St Edmunds u3a member. Arrangements must be made through one of the organisers.  u3a insurance does not cover non-members.

The Committee would be delighted to hear from any u3a member willing to help arrange visits.

Information for people going on visits

We aim to provide details within the advert on

Departure time

Departure venue

Arrival time

Return departure pick-up point and time

What we ask of you

ICE (in case of emergency) We must think of worst-case scenarios and ask you to supply the name and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of an emergency – please be assured this information will only be used in the event of such an emergency.

Your mobile phone number so we can contact you on the trip

Please inform us of any special requirements you need us to be aware of at the time of when you book your place i.e. hearing difficulty.  If you need a helper with you on a trip, the helper will be charged the full price for the excursion/event.

Updated June 2021.


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