The University of the Third Age


Welcome to the Cardiff U3A website.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to come together to enjoy good company and to learn together, not for qualifications, but for its own reward.

We have over 700 members and have 43 active interest groups. We have a varied programme on offer and hope to add yet more areas of interest in the future. See What's on and When.

We very much welcome new members. We are also well aware that taking that first step over the threshold is the most difficult. We will do our best to make you feel welcome.

We hope you enjoy browsing through the activities we offer. Our aim is to provide interesting learning opportunities and pastimes in a relaxed, friendly environment.

We look forward to meeting you.


See also 'New on the Website' and the latest Newsletter

Coronavirus Advice

Following the confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, the Government and NHS have issued advice for members of the public.

Please read the advice here


See films in Chapter with the Weekenders

Proposed New Groups

See details of proposed new groups in Further News, including Welsh Beginners and short and half-day Craft sessions.


Request for help from BBC Radio Wales

Walking Group trip mentioned in Guernsey U3A Newsletter

See Further News including

  • Opting out of receiving Publications
  • News from National Office
  • News from Existing Groups
  • National U3A Day

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