Welcome to the website of the

u3a Northampton

Registered Charity No. 1077058

Part of the Third Age Trust

A National Registered Charity 288007

National Website :

Local Website :

Facebook : NorthamptonU3A

Twitter : @u3anorthampton

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the rapidly changing UK government requirements, all u3a activities in their usual form have been suspended until further notice. Meetings using Zoom, Skype, and other social distancing techniques are taking place. Contact your Group Leader to find out what is happening

For the latest advice to groups meeting during the pandemic see the NEWS page which can be accessed by clicking this link

We are part of the East Midlands u3u Region, which includes Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

We are also part of the Northamptonshire Network of u3as, which consists of the following U3As:

Click on the coloured links for details. Black text u3as do not have websites.
For more information about Northampton click on the link below

Northampton Town

Your guide to Northamptonshire

Some photos of the town centre are shown on the right.

u3a is a learning co-operative of older people which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. The u3a Vision and Mission Statement can be viewed by clicking this link.

Northampton u3a is itself a Registered Charity in its own right whose Trustees are the Committee which is elected annually by the membership.

We offer the following to our members:

  • Over 130 Study and leisure groups
  • A monthly meeting with guest speaker
  • Leisure and educational visits
  • Theatre trips
  • National benefits from the Third Age Trust including magazines, courses, events - click this blue link (or that on the right)to see all these. Note that Free Legal Advice is no longer offered by TAT
  • A local newsletter 3 times a year
  • Annual Lunch
  • Regular Social Events


For more information, including our principles and Objectives and Constitution, please see the committee page by clicking this link, or the one on the right.

To join us, please see Contact page for information


Lifelong learning is available at Northampton u3A groups, but also through MOOCs.
u3a has a website where you can learn more about these Massive Open Online Courses, which are short courses provided free by many top Universities in UK and all over the world. Click the link to find out more.


u3a VIDEO ( is shown below

This video has been created by students of The University of Northampton, to explain what the U3A can bring to you. ( Click on the triangle to begin. )

Website set up and maintained by : Michael Brown

U3A in Northamptonshire