Northumbria Region U3A

Regional Meetings

Regional Quarterly Meeting on Zoom

10.10 for 10.30 start on Wednesday 27th October 2021

Please apply for a place by clicking here: Contact Region

If applying for more than one person, please include their name, email address and name of their u3a.

Your application will be acknowledged, you will receive a reminder with the link, the day before and on the day.

Apply for a place before 11.55pm Sunday 24th October 2021

You can access the Zoom meeting by clicking on the blue link in your invitation from 10.10 for a prompt 10.30 start on Wednesday 27th October 2021

10.30 Welcome – Do you know how to use Zoom Chat?
10.40 Gillian (Gill) Russell: Aspects of Japanese Culture
11.20 Coffee Break
11.30 Q & A with Gill and thanks
11.35 Report on Committee activities
11.40 Open Discussion on your submitted items
12.00 Meeting Close
12.05 Informal Chat
12.30 Session Ends

Report on Committee Activities will include information about regional funding for equipment

Open Discussion
Please submit your queries, requests and suggestions about any u3a matters, Local, Network, Regional or National activities to the above address.
Subjects added in chat during the meeting will also be addressed.


The Constitution, various other policy documents and Financial Reports can be found on the Committee page.



Previous meetings' information can be found on the Previous Regional Meetings page.



Freemasons’ Hall, Darlington
Archer Street

By car:

Click Darlington Parking for Council car parking information (2 pages).

The Archer St car park (no. 8 on the map) is directly opposite the Freemasons' Hall. Unfortunately it tends to fill-up early in the day. There are two other car parks close by:-

Commercial St East (no. 5) is the closest as the crow flies, but is on the far side of a dual carriageway (St Augustines Way) which must be crossed using an underpass (shown on the map).

Kendrew St West (no. 10) must be accessed via the back streets but there are signs to it. When walking to the Freemasons' Hall, go through the Doctor Piper House car park (Staff Only) to reach St Augustines Way, turn right and the Freemasons' Hall is a short distance on the right.

There are charges at all car park, typically £4 for 4 hours.

By public transport:

To get from the town centre / railway station to the Freemasons Hall on foot, the best route is via Bondgate, whence there is a pedestrian underpass beneath the A68 (St. Augustines Way). If you try to approach from the northeast along the A68 you will have to overcome various anti-pedestrian barriers when trying to cross roads!

If coming from Teesside, Arriva X66/X67 runs every 20 minutes from Middlesbrough bus station stand 17 via Stockton High Street stand E or K. Alight at the north end of Northgate. Services back to Teesside depart from Tubwell Row stand L (near the junction with Crown St.).


Durham Indoor Bowling Club
off Ryelands Way, Pity Me,

Click here: Durham Bowling Club Directions or:

Durham Indoor Bowling Club is situated in the Newton Hall area of Durham approximately 3 miles North from the City Centre. It is near to the Arnison Shopping Centre and lies directly behind the Abbey Sports/Leisure Centre and Abbey Community Centre. Satnavs will take you to the Sports/Leisure Centre but take the road immediately on the left of the Sports Centre and follow it downhill to find the Bowling Club.



Click here for information: Stannington Directions