U3A National Open Day

The U3A National open day has been postponed. It has provisionally been rescheduled for October. This may change depending how the Coronavirus emergency evolves.

For more information please contact Marjorie Homer or Neil Cooke via the 'send a message' link at the top right.

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting is on the first Wednesday of the month at St. Barnabas Church Hall in Linthorpe Village, Middlesbrough from 2.00 pm to 3.45 pm. The meeting comprises an initial business session followed by a break for tea or coffee then there is a speaker or other activity (List for this year below).

Forthcoming events are announced in the Newsletter

Speakers 2020

Note: There will be no speakers as long as U3A activities are suspended. I will leave this list here for the time being but it is subject to change depending on the Coronavirus emergency.

January 8th Colin DodsworthAdventures of a Twitcher
February 5th John BakerBritish Steel
March 4th Kate Bartram Where the Wild Things Are
April 1stGordon HendersonRoman Medicine
May 6thAlex HallRadio Tees Presenter
June 3rdNational U3A Day(speaker rearranged to September)
July 1stPaul IsherwoodButler
August 5thPhil BurtonNational Trust
September 2ndSteve ThompsonA Song Writer’s Life
October 7thAGM(no speaker)
November & DecemberTBA


We publish a newsletter every other month, in February, April, June, August, October and December. This is distributed at the monthly meeting for that month. The Main Newsletter content is also on this website, you can access it by following this link: Newsletter

The Region publishes a quarterly newsletter which can also be accessed via this link to the Northumbria Region.

Regional Events

Middlesbrough U3A is in the Northumbria Region which stretches roughly from Northallerton in the South to the Scottish Border.

The region puts on a variety of events which are open to all members of the region. We try to let you know about these as soon as we get the information but, unfortunately, we often get to know just after the monthly meeting which makes it difficult to let you all know before the places are all taken.

You can find more information about the regional events on their website. Follow this link to the Northumbria Region Website.

Ageing Better Middlesbrough

Like ourselves, Ageing Better have had to suspend all their activities.

Although not part of the U3A, this is organisation, funded by the National Lottery, has a programme of events for older people. Follow their link on the right for an update on forthcoming events.