Northumbria Region U3A


Networks have been part of the U3A for a long time but their number and significance has been increasing over the last few years. In some regions Networks are so big and important that they have separate constitutions and their own web-sites.

Northumbria, our Region, is a formal Network, and has within it nine informal networks.
This website is a place where our Networks can promote themselves and exchange information.

In other parts of the country some "networks" are called Peer Groups. Find out more here:
Peer Groups. Note that Northumbria gets a mention on page 6.

Unless indicated otherwise, meetings are now by Zoom.

Networks in Northumbria Region

Network Contact Next Meeting
East Durham & South Tyneside Chairs Malcolm Wilkinson
Groups Co-ordinators Kathy Clegg
IT group Mo Brownevery Tues 10-12
Membership Secretaries Ann Carr
North Northumberland Martin Rowell
South Durham Chairs Roger Say
SE Northumbria Chairs and Bus. Secs Catherine Stevenson Dec data tba
Treasurers Catherine Stevenson Dec data tba
Tyne Valley Cecilia Coulson

In addition there is an arrangement involving these U3As:

Wessington, Washington, Houghton, Cestria and Washington Village

These U3As occasionally cooperate with events and some groups are shared. However, there are no regular meetings. Recent advice suggest that these U3As are best described as a cluster rather than a network.

If you know of a network not mentioned above then please let us know about it. To start with, send an email using this link website

See what is happening nationally by logging-on to the National website and then clicking this link National Website Network Link or copying this address into your browser

Read more about networks here: Networks Intro and Network Flyer


The following information is shown in the order in which it was posted on this website, most recent at the top.


The next Northumbria Region u3a Chairs’ and Business Secretaries’ Network meeting is
Tuesday, June 8th 2021, 10.30-12.00, using Zoom
Read the latest, click here: Newsletter Extra Issue 2
If you would like to attend one of these Networks’ meetings, please contact Catherine Stevenson
Read the previous meeting summary here: Feb 2020


East Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside Chairs

If anyone wishes to join in who hasn’t been before they should email me.
The next meetings will be held on:
Friday, 7th May at 10am
Malcolm Wilkinson, 15/2/21


Tyne Valley Network

Tyne Valley Network have been meeting on Zoom for the past 6 months.
If anybody would like further information please contact Cecilia Coulson, 7/2/21


Groups Co-ordinators

To join the network or for more information contact Kathy Clegg