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 27 May 2019
Abbey Baptist Church will not be open for U3A Meetings Bank Holiday
Monday 03 June 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 24 June 2019
Alan Grace will give a talk entitled ‘The Origin of ENSA (Every Night Something Awful)’. This talk replaces the one Alan should have given last year, which had to be cancelled because...
Monday 22 July 2019
Due to holiday commitments the new members meeting has been cancelled.
Monday 22 July 2019
Hugh Granger will talk about ‘Barnes Wallis’s Amazing Career’.
The fascinating story of the designer of the R100 airship and the Wellington bomber, as well as Grand Slam and...