Welcome to Reading u3a
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.
- All day-time meetings
- Various venues across Reading
- A wide variety of interest groups
- Theatre visits & other outings
Wide Range of Activities and Special Interest Groups
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.
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.
Ruth Ascher Piano Masterclass - Date for your Diary Sunday 24 March 2024 - Student application form
Ruth Ascher was a much loved, gifted musician and teacher and a member of Reading U3A. She had an extraordinary life, escaping from Nazi Germany at the age of 19, settling in England to pursuer a career in music. When Ruth died in 2010 at the venerable age of 97, she left a legacy to Reading U3A and we feel sure that she would approve of our decision to use part of it to help promising young musicians to develop their skills whilst experiencing the atmosphere of public performance.
We are also sure that Ruth would be very happy that we have secured the services of Anthony Williams M.Mus GRSM(Hons) DipRAM ARAM, Pianist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Music Educator and ABRSM Examiner , who recently retired as Head of Keyboard and Instrumental Music, Radley College, to conduct the eighth in our Ruth Ascher Piano Masterclass Series.
Application forms to participate in the Ruth Ascher Piano Masterclass are now being received. Copies are available from the Reading u3a web site.
Our Members' Area
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 Group Visit to Greenham Common on Wednesday 6 April 2022 - In Greenham Control Tower'