The University of the Third Age


All Cardiff U3A meetings and events are cancelled until the end of May unless further information is given here. This closure may be extended as deemed necessary.

See also Further News and the latest Newsletter

Staying In touch


During the break from meetings and outings the Gardening Group is keeping in touch with 'Useful tips; and 'Jobs to do this week'. If you are not a member of the Group you can join via Beacon (log in) or email Alison gardening@cardiffu3a.org.uk

WhatsApp Groups

Help with WhatsApp

Send your mobile number by email to the contact named below and ask to join the group:

  • Current Affairs - Nonn on 07974 652176
  • History - Philip
  • Writers 2 - Owen on 07840 164125

Our Own Facebook Page

Discussion Forum

Thursday Discussion Group has a forum to discuss topics - email tdg@cardiffu3a.org.uk

National Initiatives

U3A: Keeping In Touch Facebook Group open to all

Third Age Trust web site - lots of ideas there

What are you watching?

Catching up on box-sets? Finally watching those films you've been promising yourself? Write a review or recommendations for other members to watch and send it in (reviews@cardiffu3a.org.uk).

Or Listening?

BBC Podcasts


Online Courses

Links to free online courses

Books including audio books

Borrow books online from Cardiff Libraries

Visit a Museum (virtually)

Online virtual tours of 10 museums


Learn loads with the Shakespeare Trust

The National Theatre

Plays streamed for free on Thursdays from 3rd April

Royal Opera House

View free productions from 27th March

Weekly Quiz

Take the Quiz here - Answers and the next quiz on Wednesdays

updated 25/03/2020


Weekly Drawing / Sketch Competition

Nothing fancy! Just paint, draw or sketch on a given topic, take a picture and email to artcomp@cardiffu3a.org.uk. Competition will be judged by members of the U3A Committee. No prizes but we'll put your picture on our website.

Week beginning 23rd March : Topic: Spring growth

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 27th Results on following Monday

Coronavirus Advice - Updated

NEW: Supermarket special openings for senior citizens

Online Symptom Checker by NHS Wales

Travel Restrictions & FCO Warnings (The Guardian)

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

Please read the updated advice here

Last Updated 16/06/2020

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