South West U3A Region


Hello and welcome to the South West Regional site

The South West covers the counties/areas of Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands, so is the largest geographical Region in England.

Here in the South West we have 131 U3As, some large, some very small; most of them also come together to meet with other local U3As in Networks where they can share ideas, can help each other solve problems and can organise joint activities.

Individual U3A/Network contributions are welcome for publication on the South West Website and should be sent to the webmaster using the link on the contact page.


I’ve been overwhelmed by some kindnesses I’ve heard of within U3As and I hope the same spirit continues over the festive period.
I hope you all enjoy yourselves with families or not as you choose!

The New Year begins with a Training Day on 10th January in Launceston. I’m looking forward to meeting new volunteers and working with them during the year. If you have ideas for new U3As or training do let me know.

Meanwhile have a good time at Christmas and here’s to a New Year without stress!!
Best wishes
Jill Nicholls🕊