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

Nov 23

7th Dec A virtual tour of the Solar System U3A online talks

A virtual tour of the Solar System by Martin Whillock, u3a Subject Adviser for Astronomy A PowerPoint tour of the Solar System, plus a little of what is beyond. Suitable for general audiences, with no prior knowledge needed. The presentation will last about 40 minutes with time discussion at the end. Questions are encouraged, and […]

Nov 23

8th Dec Exploring World Faiths Third Age Trust Online Talk

Wed 8th Dec, 2021 at 10:00 Presentation on the Zoroastrian Faith by Jimmy Suratia, previous chair of Birmingham Council of Faiths Open to all Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88320298223?pwd=blZWY2tHQ3MycHlENkVMYVhoUkxvZz09 Meeting ID: 883 2029 8223 Passcode: 493046

Nov 23

6th Dec “Boys will be Girls”- those squeaking Cleopatras’ London Region U3A

December Monday 6th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Linda Shannon: Boys Will Be Girls …. ‘those squeaking Cleopatras’ Why did Shakespeare use boys to play female roles? Why did females in his plays need to dress as boys? Who were the boys? These, and other questions, will be addressed when we look at four of […]

Jul 08

Surrey Network: Study days – Return!

After an 18-month gap Surrey Network’s study days will begin again in September. Time: 10am-4pm, (registration and login begin at 9.30am) Dates: See programme details below. Place: You can attend in person at the Menuhin Hall, Stoke d’Abernon or join online via Zoom. Cost (including tea/coffee biscuits): £10 for members, £12 for guests attending in […]

Jul 02

London Region U3A Talks – “The Twenties”

This series of 8 talks will be taking place between May and August go online to register your interest the link is at the bottom of the list of talks.

May Monday 10th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Graham Taylor: Visual Arts in the Roaring Twenties The 1920s saw innovative revolutions in fine-art and in design approaches for fashion, architecture and media. This presentation explores some of the biggest visual changes of this lively era including the beginnings of ‘Art Deco’ and ‘Surrealism’ in Paris, the design breakthroughs of the ‘Bauhaus’ in Germany and New York’s ‘Art Deco Skyscrapers’.