Welcome

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.


Increasingly, our TVN events are becoming fully booked well before the actual date.  Nevertheless, we are disappointed to find that something like 20% of those who have booked places, fail to join on the day.  This is not fair to those who wish to take part but find the event fully booked.  If you find that you are unable to join an event for which you have booked, please inform the organiser as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to someone else.


2021 Diary

Wednesday 16th June – Fighting Franco, Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War

Colin Carritt, Chair of the Oxford International Brigade Memorial Committee talks about Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 with particular reference to some of the individuals and characters who went to Spain including three members of his own family.

The cost for this talk is £1.00 per device

Closing date for applications Sunday 13th June.

Click on the link below to download or view the flyer

Franco flyer

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

Book now


Thursday 24th June – Coventry Cathedral – Icon and Inspiration

A talk by Alexandra Epps about the extraordinary story of the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral as a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern.

The cost for this talk is £2.00 per device

Closing date for applications Monday 21st June

Click on the link below for the flyer

Coventry Cathedral Flyer

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

Book now


Tuesday 29th June – Black Holes and the Transient Universe

You will not need a degree in physics to understand these mysteries, Professor Phil. Charles will explain.

Cost per device is £1.00

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23rd June

Click on the link below below to download or view the flyer

Black Holes flyer

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

Book now


Friday 30th July – Reps meeting


Friday 22nd October – Reps meeting


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