Here are a number of links to websites and pages which you may find useful.

There are a few groups, which are run by U3A members, where there is a small charge to cover the cost of a tutor and/or hall hire. If you would like to see details of these groups, please click on the links in the right sidebar. To enquire by email, please click on the relevant email link:

To go to any of the following websites, please click on the relevant website address.

  • U3A in South Bristol. This blog is primarily for members who live in the southern parts of the city to provide up-to-date information about things going on there. Click on:
  • National U3A. You can find here web addresses of all other U3As as well as advisory material and details of the Summer Schools. Click on:
  • U3A South West Region. From Gloucester to Cornwall, this is the largest region, with 112 U3As. At the moment our Regional Trustee is Diana Holdsworth. For the website, please click on South West region.
  • Virtual U3A. This is an on-line only U3A for those isolated in some way by circumstance or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A. Click on:
  • Festival of Ideas. What's On. So much - do look at the website, click on Festival of Ideas for their current offerings. Keep up-to-date by joining their mailing list, please click on mailing list.
  • Bristol University. What's On? A link to public events arranged by Bristol University (Lectures, Concerts, Visits, Exhibitions etc), with full details & booking links. Also Bristol University home & department pages. Click on:
  • The Cabot Institute. The Cabot Institute at Bristol University's interests include climate change, natural hazards, food & energy security, resilience & governance, & human impacts on the environment. Click on:
  • Bristol Museums. Take a look for Bristol’s free museums and archives. There's lots of info on how you can find these, the events and exhibitions, and what to see at each of the sites. Click on:
  • British Science Association. For details of the Science Cafés and other events in Bristol, please click to see the Bristol and Bath site of the British Science Association:
  • Bristol Dementia Acton Alliance. The aim is to educate, increase awareness and make Bristol a Dementia Friendly Community. To hear more about the Purple Angel Campaign, phone Tony Hall on 07849403018. Click for the website:
  • Christians in Science. This gives info about public lectures concerned with the relationship between science & the Christian faith, which may interest both science & ethics groups. Click here:

Please don't forget the following organisations who all offer help:

  • Bristol Older Peoples Forum aims to raise the profile of older people, and achieve for Bristol pensioners the same rights, influence, security and income enjoyed by older people in other European countries. New younger(!)committee members needed, please contact by clicking on
  • AgeUK Bristol. This year the theme is - Bristol Ageing Better. We will be involved with this. For further details click on
  • LinkAge. Their befriending scheme helps prevent loneliness in older people throughout Bristol. Phone 01173533042 or click to visit
  • BUPA Elderly Care Support Line. People living with dementia are often unaware that they need help. Free helpline for free advice on any issue in connection with elderly care: 0808 2743472. Or email Joe Gould: or phone 07568423076.
  • The Silver Line. Helpline for older people. Free, confidential and open 24 hours. Phone 0800 4 70 80 90. From a mobile 0300 4 70 80 90.
  • Oasis-Talk. Counselling and other Therapy services. Counselling is free for people aged 50 or over who live in Bristol. click here oasis-talk

Bristol Shopmobility

Diana Morgan has written to us about this charity funded by Bristol City Council which offers mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters and powered wheelchairs for hire. The equipment can be used to access the City Centre area for £1 an hour or longer term at home or on holiday for £5 per day. They are based in Cabot Circus Car Park and open daily from 10am - 4.30pm. If people cannot access the Unit in the car park, they can meet them with equipment in the Broadmead or Cabot Circus area by prior arrangement. More information can be found on our website:, or by email: or phone: Diana Morgan, manager: 0117 955 9083.

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