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

Jan 15

Feb 21st – U3A Study Day – Shopping in Kingston – Changes in the past 50 Years

U3A STUDY DAY: HOW HAVE SHOPPING AND SHOPS IN OUR AREA CHANGED IN THE LAST FIFTY YEARS? Tuesday, February 21st 10.30 – 3.30 Speakers have been invited from Ely’s, John Lewis, Bentalls and Tudor Williams. There will be a display and a report from a Shared Learning Project looking at the same topic, with historical pictures and […]

Jan 03

27 March Mughal India Art and Culture U3A National Event at The British Museum

U3A is privileged to be invited by The British Library Knowledge Centre Theatre to discover Mughal India at this study day, exclusive to U3A members. Maximum 2 tickets per applicant. Ruling South and parts of Central Asia from 1526-1858, the Mughal dynasty became one of the most powerful and opulent empires the world has ever […]

Jan 03

9th March “Going Dutch” a U3A Art Day at the National Gallery

Going Dutch…..Dutch painting in the age of Rembrandt and Vemeer The National Gallery, London is delighted to be hosting another U3A study day. Going Dutch will focus upon the great Dutch artists of the 17th century. This follows on from the study days on Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings and the Baroque. The meeting will […]

Dec 13

Interview about the1000th U3A Opening on Radio 4 – You and Yours on Monday (see link)

I am pleased to let you know that Eric Midwinter, one of our founders, has been asked to speak on the Radio 4 programme, “You and Yours” at lunchtime on Monday 12th December in recognition of achieving 1000 U3As. This was the programme where the U3A concept was first aired by Eric all those years […]

Nov 27

SLP with Royal Holloway, Univ. of London – Citizens: 800 Years in the Making

Citizens: 800 Years in the making: exploring the history of liberty, protest, power and rebellion Citizens is a three year project being run by Royal Holloway which will launch in January 2017. The aim is to create a website that explores the history of liberty, protest, rebellion and reform from Magna Carta to the Suffragettes […]