Further News

Going Paperless : Opting Out of U3A Publications

Members of Cardiff U3A receive automatically our monthly Newsletter, our twice-yearly Magazine and, from the Third Age Trust, a magazine "Third Age Matters". If you do not wish to receive any or all of these publications, you can opt out of receiving any of these by letting the Membership Secretary know.

Of Possible Interest

The Of Interest page contains items of possible interest to members. They are derived from contacts received by Cardiff U3A from other organisations or individuals who are seeking to advertise or to gain assistance.

Quiz News

Cardiff U3A quiz team came joint third in the Pontyclun U3A quiz last Friday. It was very well run with all the questions being shown on a screen, so no excuses about not being able to hear the questions! Well done to our members.

National Office Information : - Riviera Travel

Finance Manager Kevin Traynor said, "Whenever members booked a holiday with Riviera Travel (RT) their U3A received an unrestricted donation from RT which the U3A could spend in accordance with its objectives as per its constitution.

"However, in order to comply with the Charitable Institutions (Fundraising) Regulations 1994 as amended by the Charitable Institution (Fund-Raising) (Amendment) Regulations 2009, Riviera Travel would have had to enter into legally binding agreements with every U3A whose members used Riviera Travel.

"This presented Riviera Travel with a significant administrative problem and so Riviera Travel have entered into such an agreement with the Trust to administer these donations on behalf of the U3As.

"We want the U3As to continue to benefit from these donations and so following discussions with Riviera Travel, the Trust has agreed to administer these donations that become due after 1 April 2020.

"With Riviera Travel’s agreement the Trust will deduct a 10% handling charge to contribute towards the cost of administering the scheme".

Riviera Travel has asked us to include the following offer as a result of this change:

*******New for U3A members*******

For all Riviera Travel river cruise bookings of 7 nights or more, that are confirmed in March or April 2020 to travel in 2020 and where a local U3A is nominated at the time of booking, an additional bonus of €100 on board credit per cabin (based on two sharing, so solo travellers receive €50) will be honoured.

National U3A Day

The U3A is delighted to announce the very first national U3A Day. It will take place on Wednesday, 3rd June 2020


News from the Groups


March 14th Our film at Chapter this month is Misbehaviour, starring Keira Knightly and based on the true story of events at the 1970 Miss World competition. 5.40 pm. Meet before in the café.

March 20th There is music from the University Music Department on March 20th at 7.00 in the Temple of Peace.

Isabella Leonarda 400th anniversary concert. Tickets £8.00

News from the Groups

Book Group

There is a correction to the Book Group book for next month. We will collect ‘The Big Overeasy’ by Jasper Fforde on 10th March to be discussed on 14th April. We have already read the advertised book as the library had to do a swap. CL

Outings and Theatre Visits

Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’ at the New Theatre

Seats (rows J and K) have been reserved for Thursday 23rd April, at 2.30pm. £17.00. Payment by cheque (to Cardiff U3A) by 18th February. Please contact Frank on 02920 899 467.

Photography (Afternoons)

The group still has a few vacancies. Spring is always a good time to take photographs so why not pop in to one of our meetings to see if it meets your needs. A warm welcome awaits you.

For further information email: photography2@cardiffu3a.org.uk or phone 07534 917696. MB

Proposed New Group

A series of short and half day Craft sessions is being planned. The present craft group focuses on knitting, crochet and hand sewing. The new series will cover crafts such as: jewellery making, Journey Books, paper crafts, and textiles.

If you are interested in finding out more, or would like to offer to lead a session in something you know about, please contact : groups@cardiffu3a.org.uk.