Welcome to Kingston upon Thames U3A

Prospective members: Welcome to Kingston U3A! If you have recently retired, or are coming up to that exciting third age phase of your life, there is so much to do! We have an extensive range of groups you can join, covering everything from literature through arts, music, walks, discussions, dancing and table tennis to games, languages and science.   There are regular monthly meetings with an interesting talk, introductory get-togethers for new members and a chance to meet people and make new friends. There is a wide monthly programme of visits to places of interest and a holiday, abroad or in the UK, every year. This website will give you a lot of information about all of these and many other activities. Please browse and let us know if you would like to join us.

Existing members please make regular visits to this website as we will be posting up-to-date information as it becomes available.

To find out more of the U3A s history please follow the link :-      History of the U3A

Latest News

Jul 03

Sept 20th National U3A Bristol Science Day – 5 Senses you may have 33!

We The Curious is a cultural venue in the heart of historic Bristol, offering exciting and stimulating experiences based around science and the arts. U3A members are invited to enjoy a day out with a difference. On a journey through the biology, chemistry and psychology of our amazing brains we’ll examine how our senses help […]

Jul 03

Sept 19th National U3A Jazz Study Day

Programme 11.00am start 1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch Break 2.00pm Afternoon session 4.00pm Finish We have arranged for the master of the saxophone and clarinet, band leader Alan Barnes, to come along with his eight piece all star band to enlighten and entertain us. The first half, in the morning, will be the informative part, with […]

Jul 03

Kingston University Research Project – On Optimism

The experiment investigates the optimism bias with event-related potentials and involves the recording of electrical brain activity with EEG (electroencephalography). This is a safe, harmless and non-invasive technique that involves the fitting of a cap with electrodes on the scalp. During the experimental session, the participant will be shown a series of statements on the […]

Jun 06

5th Shared Learning Project at the Langdon Down Museum 2018/19

The Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability The museum at Normansfield in Teddington tells the story of Dr John Langdon Down and his institution Normansfield. It includes artifacts from the Royal Earlswood Asylum and one of its residents, the savant James Henry Pullen. The Grade II* building includes a Victorian theatre. Langdon Down and his […]

May 22

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

There will be a longer item on the GDPR in the Summer Newsletter due out at the end of May 2018. In the meantime we have been asked to put this item on the website now, particularly to assist Group Leaders. We were already following the guidelines of the previous legislation, the Data Protection Act […]