PONTELAND LEISURE LEARNING U3A - Welcome to our website

See individual Group pages for Covid arrangements (Subject to changing restrictions).

Are you retired, semi-retired or not in full time employment? The U3A movement believes that continuing to learn, develop your interests, make friends and try something new is a lifelong passion. Ponteland Leisure Learning is based in Ponteland, 8 miles northwest of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne but members come from a wider area.

What activities do we offer?

We have about 30 Study Groups which are listed on our Groups page. There are usually vacancies in existing Groups but if they are full, or you are interested in a new subject, contact our Groups Co-ordinator. We are always interested in promoting new Groups and can help in setting them up.

Thinking of joining?

If you would like to try a Study Group before joining, contact our Groups Co-ordinator, or the organiser for the Group where shown, who will help to organise your visit.

We welcome visitors to our monthly meetings, usually on the first Wednesday of each month in the Parish Centre (St Mary's Church Hall), Thornhill Rd., Ponteland, NE20 9PZ (Close to St Mary’s church and the Blackbird) from 2:00 pm. We have a guest speaker and details are listed on our Events page.

If you want to join you can download a copy of our 2021 Membership Form. Membership costs £10 from January for the calendar year (£5 for Associate membership who are a full member of another U3A).