Carlton & Gedling


The Carlton & Gedling u3a was formed in June 2012. We cover an area roughly around Thorneywood, Bakersfield, Colwick, Netherfield, Carlton and Gedling, although we also welcome members from further afield.

We are a registered charity and we aim to provide educational and leisure activities at minimal cost for retired and semi-retired people. The activities are organised by fellow members.

We have over 50 Interest Groups based on the themes of Art & Literature, Sport & Games, Walking & Outdoors, Home & Garden, Music & Dance, Food & Drink, Study groups and Talking Groups – something for everyone. You can see more information on the Groups page.

Our monthly General Meeting at the Richard Herrod Centre on the 3rd Thursday of the month gives you the opportunity to meet new friends, hear an interesting speaker, catch up with u3a news and join Interest Groups. Doors open at 10.00am ready for a 10.30 start

If you would like to sample what u3a is all about, you are welcome to come to a General Meeting as a visitor. Visitors may attend two u3a Meetings, Trips or Events before signing up as a member.

Our Coffee Mornings at the Portobello café on Carlton Hill Top at 11:00am on the 2nd Thursday of the month provide an opportunity for new and prospective members to find out more about the u3a. There will be application forms available, together with our Welcome Pack containing useful information for new joiners.

And you can find more information about joining the u3a on the Membership page or ring 0778 742 7200 with general enquiries.


The Third Age Trust is the umbrella organisation that all u3a's are affiliated to – they provide advice, help and training for committee members as well as resources, Insurance, and the Third Age Matters magazine for all members.

Click on the u3a button in the top menu to visit the National website. You may find quite a lot there of interest, including under the Events heading, information on the National Summer Schools and the Annual Conference.

For access to parts of the website, particularly the Advice section, you will be required to register - click Create Account. Once you've filled in your details, click the register button. An email will be sent to you with a link that you need to click to activate the account. Once activated you can log in using the username and password that you specified during registration – you will find the login area in the area at the bottom of each page in the website.

Click to view the website of the Notts Network where you can see details about other u3a's in Nottinghamshire.