Bishop Auckland & District


The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK. U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

Bishop Auckland and District U3A (formerly WearTees U3A } was established around 17 years ago and has grown rapidly to a current membership of approximately 260. Our meetings are held using the excellent facilities in the Bishop Auckland Town Hall on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am with the speaker usually starting at 10:45am. There is ample and inexpensive parking a few hundred yards away and some disabled parking bays are available within a few yards from the entrance to the Town Hall. The Town Hall is very accessible for people of all abilities. Visitors and prospective members are always very welcome – there is no need to book just let the reception desk know that you are attending and someone will be sure to look after you.

Just to give you an idea of what happens in our U3A you will see to the right a link to one of our magazines. A new magazine is produced quarterly. As we value the privacy of our members some information has been redacted.

Annual fees are currently £20 per person per year. This fee includes entry to all of the monthly meetings and membership of many Groups. As every Group must be self funding some Groups make a small charge to cover costs such as room hire.

Details of dates of future group meetings and planned events are shown under the appropriate headings.

If you require any further information you can send an email to any of our Committee by using the "Contact" page . Group Leaders can be contacted from the "Group" page. We will be delighted to hear from you.