Cramlington & District


Welcome to Cramlington and District U3A
The U3A is an organisation that brings together retired and semi-retired men and women who want to learn from one another and share experiences, knowledge, philosophies, values and ideas in a friendly and informal setting.
The inaugural meeting took place on the 13th April 2018 with many of the 70 attendees becoming members and showing great interest in the variety of volunteer led groups which are now on offer. (click on groups)
Steeped in a great history of mining, Cramlington, which today is a thriving town and civil parish in South East Northumberland, has records that date back to 1135. In 1964 it was proclaimed a “New Town” after an explosion of new housing. There are good transport links into the town centre from surrounding areas such as Blyth, Annitsford, Dudley and Seaton Delaval from where a great deal of interest in our U3A has been shown.
For an opportunity to find out more and meet with our members come along to one of the friendly monthly meetings which are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10.30am till 12.30am. in the Benedictine Catholic Social Centre, Glenluce Drive, Cramlington. NE23 6YA.(click on events)
If you have further queries, then please click on our contact page where you can mail directly.


Hello Everybody, it seems so long since we were able to meet all our friends in Cramlington U3A. Unfortunately even after the easing of lockdown announced yesterday we are not in a position to open up all the facilities we have previously enjoyed. Many of our members will have underlying problems and must continue to shield. We do have a duty of care to everyone. Region and National will keep us up to date with their plans going forward.
Meanwhile as many groups do not meet at all in August, I think that the soonest we can consider opening any of our groups or meetings would be September but we will have to see what the situation brings.

Keep safe and well, hope to see you all before too long.

Carol Chappell


Hi Everyone.
We hope you are all staying safe and well during these difficult times. We just wanted to let you know that although we are not able to meet up for the foreseeable future the U3A is still thinking about its members.
It is especially difficult if you live alone with little support.
If you are aware of any member who might be in this situation and are able to help with a telephone call or a window wave when you are out on your daily walk I am sure it would be greatly appreciated.

Brenda Blacklock
On behalf of the Committee.


We hereby give notice that the AGM of Cramlington U3A will be held in the Benedictine Social Centre, Southfield Green at 10.30 am on Friday 17th April 2020. Please note the date change to avoid Good Friday. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE



April 2020- March 2021- £15.50 PER PERSON
People wishing to join for the second half of the year - October 2020March 2021 £9.50 per person.
Application forms can be downloaded from the Link on the Right Side of this screen.

Please complete both sides and submit along with Cash/Cheque (payable to Cramlington and District U3A) at our Monthly Meeting which is held on the 2nd Friday in the month at The Benedictine Catholic Social Centre, Glenluce Drive, Cramlington NE23 6YA.


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Committee 2019

Chairperson - Carol Chappell
Vice Chair - Peter Chritchard
General Secretary - Penny Lawson
Treasurer - Judith Stephenson
Membership Secretary - Brenda Blacklock
Groups Co-Ordinator - Roger Chappell

Committee Members
Brenda Tonks
Ross Davison
Izzy Ferguson
Anne Jones