Wearside U3A, a member of the Third Age Trust was one of the first in the North East and is based in the City of Sunderland at the mouth of the river Wear. In the mid 19th century, Sunderland was the biggest shipbuilding port in the world and Wearside produced almost a third of all ships built in the UK.

The Wearside U3A is a self-help, self-managed, life-long learning co-operative. It was formed in 1993 and is a registered charity. We provide educational and creative opportunities for retired people or those nearing retirement age with associated leisure and social activities.

We have a monthly meeting for members on the second Friday of the month, when we congregate to have refreshments, sign up for activities for the coming weeks and enjoy a talk by a visiting speaker.
We meet at the Bangladeshi Centre, Tatham Street in Sunderland at 10.00 am until noon.

Annual membership fees are £15 per year effective from now and members pay £1 towards refreshments at the monthly meeting.
For a taster, non-members are welcome to attend the monthly meeting for a fee of £2 per session for a maximum of two sessions.

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Dates for the Monthly Meetings 2019

January 2019 Friday 11th 10am to 12noon
February Friday 8th 10am to 12noon
March Friday 8th 10am to 12noon
April Friday 12th 10am to 12noon
May Friday 10th 10am to 12noon
June Friday 14th 10am to 12noon
July Friday 12th 10am to 12noon
August Friday 9th 10am to 12noon
September Friday 13th 10am to 12noon
October Friday 11th 10am to 12noon
November Friday 8th 10am to 12noon
December Friday 13th 10am to 12noon,