Latest Covid update

Following the move to Step 4 of the Government’s Roadmap on 19th July 2021, Derby u3a have started to cautiously return to indoor face-to-face meetings when and where the Groups wish to do so. There is no pressure or requirement for Group’s to meet face-to-face, but Groups who wish to do so have prepared COVID risk assessments and venues have been visited and consulted as to how meetings can be made “COVID Secure”.

Some Groups wish to continue to meet by Zoom and members should consult the Group page to find out which Groups are meeting by Zoom and which are meeting face-to-face.

General meetings
Following discussions with St Mary’s Church, General Meetings will recommence face-to-face from October 28th 2021. See the Events page for more details.

Further updates
The Committee will continue to monitor the situation with respect to COVID and will issue any further guidance which we need to relay to members through this website, Facebook pages and the Derby u3a News. Any member wishing to discuss COVID security arrangements should contact the Committee by emailing

Stay safe !
The Committee

Our Covid Survey

As the government eased restrictions, we surveyed both groups and individuals as to how they see us returning to group meetings. Here are the results, together with the government guidance and Derby u3a's road map for opening up meetings in the future.

Members survey results

Latest guidance as at June 21st 2021

Revised Derby u3a road map as at June 21st 2021

Derby u3a Roadmap as at 30th July 2021

Facebook page

We've started up our Facebook page again! Derby and cluster group members are warmly welcome to join our private Derby u3a Facebook group from this page.

National u3a

National online newsletter
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40th Anniversary Quilt Competition
In 2022, u3a will celebrate its 40th anniversary and a number of national events are planned throughout the year including a competition to create an Anniversary quilt as a lasting souvenir of the occasion.
This quilt is envisaged as a Moment in History for future generations of u3as, showing engagement by many members, raising local and national profiles and demonstrating the skills and talents of u3a members to the public. It will encourage recruitment and overall awareness and is intended to form part of the u3a Archive in a permanent repository.
Anniversary Quilt Competition - rules and further information