Who are we?
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement
is a unique and exciting organisation
which provides, through its U3As,
life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities
Photo: Voting at our 2018 AGM
Handbell Ringing at January 2019 Open Meeting
Open Meeting Jan 2019
Handbell Ringing - Members of the audience try their hand at hand bell ringing
Photo: Avis Furness
Wide range of activities
Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together,
not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Photo Circle Dancing Group
Life Long Learning
Members share their skills and life experiences:
the learners teach and the teachers learn,
and there is no distinction between them.
Photo: Bird Watching Group August 2018
If it isn't fun, it isn't U3A
Reading U3A 30 Years +
Reading U3A has been in existence for over 30 years.
We have over 600 members in the Reading Area
Photo: 30 Year Certificate presented National Conference 2018
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 is a member of The Third Age Trust. It pursues a wide range of topics; some academic, some practical and others recreational.
- All day-time meetings
- Various venues across Reading
- A wide variety of interests catered for
- Theatre visits & other outings
Monday 25 February 2019
Robert Stallard will talk about ‘Church Fonts’.
Robert has visited over 100 churches in the Reading area. His talk will include a photographic survey of how baptismal fonts have...
Monday 25 March 2019
If you have joined U3A in the last few months or are thinking of joining, this meeting is for you! Come along and meet other new members and learn more about U3A locally, nationally and...
Monday 25 March 2019
David Cliffe’s talk is entitled ‘The History of Reading Cinemas’.
He has done a lot of research into the subject and has also published a book,
copies of which will be available for...
Sunday 31 March 2019
Annual Piano Masterclass inspired by Ruth Ascher, a gifted musician who was a dedicated member of Reading U3A. When Ruth died in 2010, at the age of 97, she left us a legacy which we have used to...