Who are we?

Who are we?

The u3a movement is a unique and exciting organisation

which provides, through local u3a's,

life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities

Photo: Voting at our 2018 AGM

Wide range of activities

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!

See our Activities

Photo Circle Dancing Group

Photography Group

Photography Group

Activities of the Photography Group

Life Long Learning

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

Singing for Pleasure

Singing for Pleasure




Reading u3a 30 Years +

Reading u3a 30 Years +

Reading u3a has been in existence for over 30 years.

We have over 600 members in the Reading Area

If you are retired or semi retired, why not join us?


Photo: 30 Year Certificate presented National Conference 2018


Explore our groups and activity pages

(Or click on the "Our Groups" tab above)

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 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 interest groups 
                      • Theatre visits & other outings

Our normal programme of activities has been severely impacted by the pandemic but we are now holding meetings in a mixture of formats using zoom, face to face meeings and hybrid meetings. Some groups are meeting outside.  Please see details and formats of meetings which are published in the Newsletter.
See our information on Covid.download

See Photos of our Christmas 2021 Hybrid meeting held on Zoom and Face to Face.

 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/  download 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 dark blue Login Button (Top right of page)
  • Enter your email and password.
  • Click on the Members’ tab which appears on the navigation bar above once you have logged on.

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 download

See information about joining usdownload

National u3a Day 2nd June

The very first national u3a day – celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day in u3as across the country – will now take place on 2nd June 2021.

radioHear Reading u3a's Jingle for National u3a Daydownload



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