News for Members

This news should be of interest to all members - Latest News is at the beginning.

For information about groups, check the group's web-page.

The latest edition of the Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking on this link ---> Dec/Jan Newsletter



Booking close soon, for our Christmas Lunch at the award-winning Clink Restaurant in Knox Road on
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th. 2018 AT 1:00 PM.

For details of the menu and how to book click on this link -> Booking Form



at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

*** All tickets now SOLD ***

For more details of the production please click on this link to the Outings & Theatre Visits page


National Event at the National Museum in Cardiff

For the first time the Third Age Trust have organised an event in Cardiff on the afternoon of Tuesday 9th October.

Tickets are now available to book on-line

For more details click and to book tickets click on this link to Book Tickets for the National Museum.

It will last from 1:30 to 4:30. The cost is £15 which will include refreshments (including a Welsh Cake!).

Members may have noticed that this is the second Tuesday in October, which is the usual date of the Cardiff U3A Annual General Meeting. The AGM this year, has therefore been put back three weeks and will now be held on October 30th

For more details of the Cardiff U3A AGM click on this link to the Monthly General Meetings page.


Email Security

National Office recently reminded us that when sending an email to a number of recipients, we should avoid revealing their names and addresses to the other people in the email by making sure that we use blind carbon copy (bcc), not carbon copy (cc).

This is an important part of the compliance with data protection.

Margot Dixon of Rye U3A Creative Writing group wrote this limerick to help people to remember:

"Desist" I said, feeling quite stroppy,
"Sending emails without Blind Carbon Copy,
To groups of your pals,
Both the guys and the gals"
To do so I deemed very sloppy.


Bus Pass Thursday Future Visits

A list of the visits planned can be read by clicking on the link on the Bus Pass Thursday group page or the Downloads page.


Member Support

We are an ageing population – though ‘young at heart’ sometimes we encounter difficulties in mobility, hearing, sight and so on. If you are having difficulty with these or other aspects related to health then please let the Group Convenor(s) know so that you can discuss any changes that may help.

The U3Aplus section of the Third Age Trust website ( has advice which members may find helpful. Carers may attend meetings free of charge with you if needed, or it may be that a member of your group would be happy to give you a lift or accompany you on the bus. Many U3A’s do have members who are on hand specifically to help.

If you would be willing to join a team who could offer support to members, getting to or actively taking part in, their group meetings please let Alison know at