Northumbria Region U3A


Coronavirus Covid-19

In view of the current situation, all events and meetings are postponed until further notice.
Mo Brown
Acting Chair Northumbria Region U3A Network


The top half of this page gives information about events, the most recently announced at the top. The bottom half of the page gives a complete list of events in date order.

Note - Shared Learning Projects now appear on the Research/SLP page.

GSS Architecture
This National firm of Architects is working on tours of interesting buildings.
The Catalyst (where we will be holding our 25th anniversary celebrations in May) will be the first. Dates to follow.

Preparing On-line announcements
Mid February we hope to hear from Northumbria University students who we have asked to teach
us the best way of preparing on-line announcements, by use of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to name a few, to spread the news of what is happening around the region on U3A DAY, 3rd June 2020 (link to follow mid-Feb when students have chosen their projects).

The Events Working Group

Working Party Report - click here Events Report July 19

If you have any ideas which you would like to put forward, please click here to contact their co-ordinator, Peter Chrichard

Regional Meetings have their own separate page.

21st Century Northumbria Herbal also has its own page.

External Events shows events at regional universities that are open to the public.

Click the highlighted text to go straight to these pages.


Dates for your Diary
April 2020
Wed Apr 29thMeetingNorthumbria U3A AGM
Freemasons Hall, Darlington
See Meetings page for further information / directions.
May 2020
Mon May 11thSocialOur 25th anniversary celebrations at The Catalyst in Newcastle, involving food, entertainment and a bit of history. Time and further details to follow.
June 2020
Wed Jun 3rdOtherU3A Day
We have been offered the opportunity to take over the T&W
museums as some local school children did recently, all those projects will be underway and we can showcase the sort of work done by U3As. We can have a stand of U3A advertising and pamphlets at the door and in a dedicated room in each of the three museums or Art Galleries, we can put up displays of what has been done so far, exhibitions of Shared Learning Projects and Research which has been carried out in the past or is ongoing.

This year we will be showing at three of the Tyne and Wear Museums: Discovery, Hancock and one other, next U3A Day we will take over another three, and so on.

This is not to replace what your U3A is doing for U3A Day, but is in addition to it. Please let us know what you have planned and that can be part of the exhibition if you are willing to provide
materials to be copied.

Anyone who is involved in research of any kind in your U3A or your Interest group, please get in touch as we would like to show the general public what a wide and varied set of interests we follow in U3A.
Wed Jun 10thOtherSouth Durham U3A Quiz
Hurworth Grange Community Centre,
Hurworth Place,
Nr Darlington

Teams of 6 people, final details to be arranged.

Please contact Debbie Hardy if interested.
July 2020
Wed Jul 29thMeetingNorthumbria U3A Quarterly Meeting
Stannington Village Hall
See Meetings page for further information / directions.
October 2020
Wed Oct 28thMeetingNorthumbria U3A Quarterly Meeting
Venue to be confirmed