Ponteland U3A was formed in 1994 and currently has over 340 members and over 40 activity groups. Membership costs £8 from January for the calendar year (£4 for Associate membership). Ponteland is an historic village at the southern edge of Northumberland County, situated some ten miles north-west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It also includes the Darras Hall Estate which began life in the early Twentieth Century intended to provide market garden produce for Newcastle, but has now developed into a pleasant semi-rural estate.

In the UK our U3A is a member both of the Northumbria Region of U3As, and of the UK-wide Third Age Trust which is the national arm of a wider international movement. As well as our own self-organised activities, there are many activities organised by both of these wider organisations, and some idea of these can be seen by checking out the relevant pages shown in the Menu bar at the top of this page.

Please explore our website, It is designed to provide helpful and hopefully interesting information and ideas for current and prospective members. The Group pages provide information and some also show photos of the group in action. All photos are also shown on the Gallery page. Please also at the end check out the Links page which has been developed with you in mind and provides many links to other useful internet sites.

This page will be used to highlight any relevant News, new activities and information at appropriate times of the year.

REMINDER: 2018 Subscriptions.

Subscriptions are now due. Forms are available at all our General Meetings and can also be downloaded from this page. They can also be obtained from your Convenors, or from our Membership Secretary. We have kept the fee at the same level as in the past: £8 Full, £4 Associate. If you have not renewed please do so as soon as possible. If you are not rejoining could you please let our Membership Secretary know. Any member who has not renewed by August will be deleted from the list. Remember that all members receive regular copies of the U3A Magazine and it is not appropriate that people who have not paid should continue to do so.