Welcome to Coventry U3A

Welcome to Coventry U3A, you might ask ‘What does U3A mean’? Well in reality The Universities of the Third Age are democratic, self-funded organisations which provide all types of education, creative and leisure activities for older people at minimal cost, by making use of the knowledge, skills and experience of their members. Each U3A is a co-operative of men and women no longer in full time employment who share interests and a desire to learn, the members organise and run the groups and activities themselves. You do not need any qualifications and none are awarded.

Coventry U3A was formed in 1986 and we have around 400 members and between 100 and 150 attend the general meetings in St Barbara’s church hall, Earlsdon, At most of these meetings we invite a speaker to give a talk on a topic of general interest but ‘in-house’ entertainment, by our own groups, is always encouraged. The talk is followed by tea or coffee and a chance to socialise. You are invited to attend two of these meetings as a guest before deciding if you wish to join.

We have a very varied mixture of social, active and educational groups, some meetings are held in the leaders own house, some in hired rooms, if room hire, ingredients or refreshments are required a fee is charged to cover costs.

Our annual membership fee is £12, with an additional £2 if you want the ‘ Third Age Matters’ the national U3A magazine send to you by direct mail, renewable in April.

For general group activities please use the GROUPS section.

For information on speakers and outings please use the EVENTS section.

For MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES please see the membership letter LINKS section or email the Membership Secretary using the CONTACT section with your name address & telephone number.