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 June edition of the Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking on this link -> Latest Newsletter


An Important Notice about Distribution of the Newsletter

Members will be aware that the new General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into effect.

When the membership data is migrated to the new Beacon System all our communications with members, both postal and e-mail, will be generated from the Beacon System - we have therefore not asked members permission to store information on the current system that we use to send out a mass mailing of our newsletters. Therefore we will not be able to do so until Beacon goes live. However they will still be posted to those members who currently receive a printed copy and available to be downloaded from the Downloads Page of this website.


Cardiff University and the Illustration Archive

The Illustration Archive is a web-based archive that contains around a million illustrations taken from historical books (which are also fully digitised). The illustrations and texts cover a wide range of topics, including literature, the arts, geography, philosophy, anthropology and science. Most importantly, it provides free access to illustrated books in a way that was not previously possible. Members who wish to find out more about the archive can follow this link

Dr. Charlotte Boman of Cardiff University will be visiting the Heath Citizens Hall on Tuesday 26th June to give a talk to the Local History Group about the Illustration Archive and the ambition behind it to provide a platform for exploring and expanding knowledge of local communities and environments. All Cardiff U3A members are invite to attend this talk.

Because of a mix-up in dates this talk now replaces the talk that originally scheduled on the Glamorganshire Canal.


Cardiff U3A Summer Quiz

The Cardiff U3A Summer Quiz will be held at the Heath Citizens Hall in Heath Park on the afternoon of Friday, June 29th.

For more details click on this link -> Cardiff U3A Events


Bus Pass Thursday Visits Next Term

A list of the visits planned from August to November can be read by clicking on the link on the Bus Pass Thursday group 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