Palmers Green & Southgate


Run for the World

We have an exciting opportunity for you to support the u3a movement while keeping fit.

The Third Age Trust has partnered with Run for the World - an organisation which hosts virtual running events They have monthly events and 'Open' events that you can compete in your own time.

We are one of two charities that Run for the World are donating part of their profits to. You can see how much money is being raised and find out more on their website.


Maths Events ➖➕✖➗

We have two Maths events coming up for maths loving u3a members.
Join our Maths Problems and Puzzles event on 22 April 2021 and Maths Activities and Games on 29 April 2021.

See all our events on the Events page of the National u3a website, which we are adding to and updating all the time.


Barclays Digital Eagles

National u3a has teamed up with Barclays Digital Eagles to provide a week of online training for u3a members, beginning on 19 April 2021.

See the box below for the title and dates of each session and click the button for more detail.

Register here

u3a Internet Basics
Monday 19 April, 10am – 11.30.

u3a Digital Safety
Tuesday 20 April, 10am-11.30 or Tuesday 20 April, 1.30pm-3

u3a Online Entertainment
Wednesday 21 April 20, 10am-11.30

u3a Alternative Ways to Bank
Thursday 22 April 10:00-11.30 or Thursday 22 April 1.30pm-3

An Introduction to Digital Wings
Friday, 23 April 10:00-11.30

Barclays Eagles Sessions Full Details



Listen to the latest episode of the u3a radio podcast.

Episode 6 of our u3a radio podcast has a history theme. It features stories from u3a members about their experiences of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz, an interview with the u3a Egyptology Subject Advisor and our team find out more about a Speaker Swap that's been happening across u3a British History groups.

Listen to the episode now and find all our previous episodes on our YouTube channel.

Do share your own stories with the u3a radio team by emailing


National u3a AGM 2021 - Thursday 26 August

You will find below links to:

Notification of the Third Age Trust AGM on 26th August 2021
Minutes of 2020 AGM
AGM 2020 Q & A (previously distributed)
Minutes of 2020 EGM

Notification of AGM
Minutes of AGM 2020
AGM 2020 Q & A
Minutes of EGM 2020



We are continuing with our programme of fortnightly Zoom talks on Monday afternoons, but in view of the longer days, please note slightly later timing 17.30 -18.30 (log on from 17.00)

Click here for Flyer with further information and link to Registration Form.

Information about our Summer Programme to follow soon.

See Events page for information about forthcoming events.
Recordings of past talks can be found in the Talks Archive, which is accessible via the Events page.


U3A in the Time of Corona

This book is based on the Diary Project and has been created using contributions during Lockdown from U3A members all over the country.

It chronicles our reactions to coronavirus and isolation, as well as how to get a supermarket delivery, how to cut your own hair and what to do with all that free time. Some people sent drawings, photographs and poems, which have been included.

The book is A4, 120 pages, colour printed and costs £10 including postage.

If you would like to order a copy, please go to the national website

In the Beginning
How it all started, in Wuhan and elsewhere
Don't Panic! Panic buying, food, loo rolls, home deliveries
Vulnerable? Me? Health of individual and household, physical and mental
Family and Friends Concerns about adult children, elderly parents and friends
Missing Granny Grandchildren, missing them, help with home schooling
Filling Those Empty Hours Occupations – art, cooking, music, exercise, books, gardening etc etc ....
Learn, Laugh, Live U3A – how it was, how we're keeping it going, technology
In Tune with Nature? Natural world - for mental and physical health, including environmental aspects
Not on the Bright Side Loss of friends and family, knock on effects
Such a Thing as Society? Community support, key workers, Clap for Carers
What the Future Holds . . . ? What is the 'new normal' likely to be?