Consett & District

Welcome to Consett & District U3A

Welcome to the University of the Third Age - a nationwide organisation based on local groups providing opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to come together and develop their interests, meet friendly people, try new skills and make the most of life.
A warm welcome therefore awaits you from our local group - Consett and District U3A.

Consett is a town in the North West of Co. Durham, England. It is home to some 28,000 people. Consett sits high on the edge of the Pennines above the beautiful rural Derwent Valley at the edge of the boundary of County Durham and Northumberland. It is a town with a wide range of amenities, shops, pubs, eating places, residential areas and industrial estates. There are a number of villages in its immediate surroundings. Consett is fast becoming a popular place to live for commuters from Durham and Tyne & Wear who are looking for a "country" life.

Consett and District U3A was inaugurated in 2011 with 36 members. Our numbers have increased steadily to 126 in March, 2019. We meet in Consett Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Consett DH8 5RL on the third Friday of the month at 1.30pm to hear excellent informative speakers. We also have smaller groups within the main group who meet at various agreed times. External outings to places of interest take place throughout the year