Welcome to Kingston upon Thames 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 the website as we will be posting up-to-date information as it becomes available.

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Latest News

May 22

Online Talks from the National U3A – on a Variety of Topics (Apologies for odd typos on this page)

                    How to Get Published: Some Practical Advice Join                    Alysoun Owen, Editor of Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook          for a talk on how to get published Mon 6th June at 2pm Free – Online […]

Apr 05

24th May U3A South West London Network Study Day: The Challenges of Architecture Today – Richard Mayo Hall

U3A SW London Network of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth U3As invite you to a study day of talks on the competing challenges for architecture between modern day technological and commercial demands and the desire to ensure a sympathetic compatibility with the past. Timetable 10.00 Registration and Refreshments 10.30 Welcome and housekeeping […]

Apr 04

U3A 40th Anniversary Woodland Trees Project

A bequest from a long time Kingston U3A member of £100.00 was donated to the National U3A to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the U3A in the UK. The project we chose to support was Woodland Tree Planting and if you click on the link below you can see our Certificate of […]

Mar 22

National U3A 40th Anniversary Events Programme 2022

Anniversary Quilt Competition The 40th Anniversary quilt competition was launched for members to create blocks for a quilt on the topic of Positive Ageing. The Anniversary Quilt competition has been judged and 40 squares on the topic of Positive Ageing have been selected for the quilt which we hope will be revealed on as part of […]

Mar 22

Learn, laugh, live London Region of U3As SUMMER SCHOOL 26th & 27th JULY 2022

Summer School St Bride Foundation Institute, 14 Bride Lane (off Fleet Street), London EC4Y 8EQ (Easy access: 5 minutes from Blackfriars underground station or City Thames Link) BOOKING SOON! A popular non-residential event for u3a members only This year’s general theme: ‘London – past, present and future’ Activities will include 18 talks, 3 workshops and […]