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 08

25th Dec Christmas Day Lunch with the U3A

  Christmas Day Lunch At Hawkers Brasserie The Double Tree by Hilton Skerne Rd Kingston upon Thames KT2 5FJ Cost £89.95 Drinks fro  1.15 p.m. Eat 2.00 p.m Contact Lesley Hodges lesleyhodge12@gmail.com  or 07768643663 Lifts will be arranged if required!

Nov 08

7th Dec Kingston U3A Christmas Lunch

Glenmore House, with its late Georgian architecture and splendid décor, is associated with the local Freemasons and their Masonic events. It provides an excellent venue for our u3a Christmas lunch: ● Starter: parsnip soup with crème fraîche and nutmeg ● Glenmore sorbet to clear your palate. ● Main: roast turkey with all the traditional accompaniments […]

Nov 01

New Shared Learning Project with Transport for London Corporate Archives

Shared Learning Project with Transport for London Corporate Archives Are you up for a challenge? The Transport for London Corporate Archives have secured external funding for the digitisation of the Minute Books of the meetings of the London General Omnibus Company (L.G.O.C.) from 1855 to 1933. During these years, the L.G.O.C. became the largest bus […]

Oct 22

6th Nov – Ataturk : Greatest Nation Builder of Modern Times – London Network/ Zoom Talk

November Monday 6 th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Alan Freeland: Atatürk–The Greatest Nation Builder of Modern Times As first President of Turkey 1923-28, Atatürk transformed the decaying Ottoman Empire into the modern country of Turkey. In so doing he had to win a civil war and successfully take on the might of the victorious […]

Oct 22

4th Dec – Write it Down! Letters and Diaries from the Famous and not so Well Known. London Network/Zoom Talk

December Monday 4 th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Jo Livingston: Write it down! We enjoy reading letters and diaries from the past but someone has to write them in the first place. This talk looks at personal writing from the famous (e.g. Pepys, Jane Austen…) and not so famous (Anne Lister, George Canning and […]