Welcome to Reading u3a

Big sing 2017

Reading u3a is a learning co-operative of older people, which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Activities are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly, sometimes in each other's homes. It pursues a wide range of topics; some academic, some practical and others recreational. Reading u3a is a member of The Third Age Trust, the national body of the u3a.

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Members' April to May 2024 Newsletter has been published and may be found in the Members' Area.

Non Members may Download April - May  2024 Abridged Newsletter for non-members.

Wide Range of Activities and Special Interest Groups

Social meeting 2017

We have a wide range of Activities and Special Interest Groups.   Go to our Groups and Special Interest pages where you can explore our groups and contact the group organiser if you have any questions.  Some groups allow people who are not members of Reading u3a to attend a meeting of the group as a guest to get a flavour of Reading u3a activities.

Open Meetings

Non members are welcome to a limited number of open meetings to get a flavour of our activities.  Open meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month (except Bank Holidays) at Abbey Baptist Church. 

See below for details of our next open meeting.

Upcoming Events

Ruth Ascher Piano Masterclass - Date for your Diary Sunday 24 March 2024 - Student application form

RAPM 2024 new

2024 event has now ended. Details of future masterclasses will be published when available

 See Further Information on the Masterclass 

Our Members' Area

Art Teach 2017

Members of Reading u3a have access to the private members' area of this website

To access the members' area

  • Make sure you are using our secure website - Check the address bar - it should be https://www.readingu3a.org.uk/   You should see a closed padlock.  If you see the words 'Not secure' at the start of the address line you have used an old insecure address beginning http without the 's' .  Click on the secure link in this paragraph and book mark or save to favourites for future secure use.
  • Click on the Login Button (Top right of page)
  • Enter your email and password. Click on Menu Button Ξ Click on the Members’ tab which appears on the navigation menu once you have logged on. 
  • Or Click here Go to Member's Area

If you are a member of Reading u3a and have not yet received an invitation to join our members area, please contact our Membership Secretary

Not yet a member of Reading u3a?

If you are not a member of Reading u3a you are welcome to download an edited version of of our current newsletter to see our activities 

See information about joining us

Members' Christmas Entertainment 2022


Francis Hayes leads singing at Reading u3a members' Christmas Party held at Abbey Baptist Church.  Photo Avis Furness.

Reading u3a Heritage Group

Heritage Greenham

Heritage Group Visit to Greenham Common on Wednesday 6 April 2022 - In Greenham Control Tower'