Welcome to our website.

u3a is a self help learning organisation for people who have completed their career or finished raising a family. Now is the time to make the most of your life. u3a gives you the chance to develop your interests, make new friends and enjoy yourself.

If you are not a member of a u3a group click here to find your nearest u3a group.

On this website you be able to discover details about our study days, representatives meetings and any other relevant information about this network of u3a groups.

Full details of the events listed below will be posted on this website and circulated to u3a’s   The lead- in time will vary as we try to cope with Covid 19 restrictions and still bring you an entertaining and educational calendar. Meanwhile please make a note of the dates in your diary if you are interested in attending.

As our events are regularly attracting over 200 participants it is becoming onerous on the organisers to manage them, we are now using Ticket Source for our bookings.

If you do not wish to book on line you can still complete the application form and post it with a cheque to the organiser.

Important Notice when using Ticket Source.

It is easy to use Ticket Source for any of our events where the Ticket Source button is displayed.

Once you have booked you will immediately receive a confirmation email giving you the booking reference number. Please note this email is from Ticket Source (displayed as below) and will not display u3a in the address bar.

Two days before the event you will receive an email from Ticket Source giving you the Zoom link for the event. Once again this email is generated by Ticket Source and will not show u3a in the address bar. It will only show “Additional information notification” in the subject bar. Please look out for emails from Ticket Source.

If you do not see the email from Ticket Source in your “In box” check your “junk/spam” folder in your email manager, as sometimes it is put into these.

2021 Diary

Thursday 11th March – “Brunel to Eden”, a talk about engineering in architecture.

There is no fee for this event as Bjon is a u3a member.
As at 16th February, this event is full and no further applications will be accepted by the Organiser.

Brunel to Eden flyer

Wednesday 17th March 2021 – “Sweet Thames” (Part 1) This study day will be held over two mornings.

Thursday 18th March 2021 – “Sweet Thames”  (Part 2)

4 talks given by different speakers on the Ecology and History of The River Thames.

Cost £3.00 per device

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below. This is by far the best and easiest option.

Please note when using Ticket Source to book this event your confirmation email will only show 17th March, be assured that by paying the £3.00 fee you are booked for the two mornings and the Zoom link for the both mornings will be sent out on 15th March.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 10th March

Sweet Thames flyer

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Wednesday 24th March – Women in Art and Photography. 

Closing date for applications Monday 15th March

For details of this event and how to book download the flyer below

Women in Art flyer

There is no fee for this event as Keith is a u3a member.
Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below. This is by far the best and easiest option.

Book now

Wednesday 31st March – Butterflies within a Changing Environment (using Zoom)

Closing date Wednesday 24th March

Butterfly Flyer

Cost £3.00 per device

Please book electronically by clicking on the ‘TICKETSOURCE’ icon immediately below. This is by far the best and easiest option.

 Book now


Wednesday 7th April – Floral Art

Friday 9th April – Spring Quiz by Avis.

Wednesday 14th April – Migration of Birds

Thursday 15th April – The Death of Charles II: how modern medicine may have changed history.

Tuesday 20th April – Archaeology, myths and stories.

28th April – SE Region Spring Gathering (postponed from May 2020)

Friday 7th May – The Sweetest Thing: the history of sugar.

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – Visit to RHS Wisley (postponed from June 2020) gov. guidelines permitting

Wednesday 30th June 2021 – Repeat of The Thames and its Boats (postponed from June 2020)

Members who have booked and paid for events which have been postponed (because of Covid) will be contacted by the organiser as soon as a new date is confirmed and given first refusal for a new booking.   Those members who are unable to attend on the new date will be given a credit redeemable indefinitely as payment for any future TVN event(s).  We trust that members will understand that issuing refunds is very complicated, time consuming and  requires postal addresses and stamps.

If you would like to receive information directly from TVN with details of Study Days and Workshops, please email  events_info@u3atvnetwork.org.uk with your request to be put on the list.  You can, of course, use the same address to ‘unsubscribe’ at any time.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for more study days or bite size Zoom events, then please contact our Events Coordinator  events@u3atvnetwork.org.uk