Sutton Coldfield


Sutton Coldfield U3A (University of the Third Age) is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment, providing educational, creative, and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.

We are a learning cooperative, run by volunteers, which draws upon the knowledge, experience and skills of our own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

Formed in 1989, Sutton Coldfield U3A has around 1,400 members from all walks of life, living in the area of Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding suburbs.

We have an extensive programme of events and meetings that are organised by nearly sixty different interest groups, covering such fields as arts, languages, sciences, physical exercise, mental challenges, social and recreational activities – all with a ‘fun‘ element.

Please see the Groups page for a full list of interest groups and the Events page for more details of forthcoming general activities.

We publish a monthly Newsletter which is called Sage. This is not available on the website since it contains personal information, but copies are distributed to members and are made available to prospective members as either a paper copy or via our email information system. This contains details of all meetings for the current month, as well as general articles submitted by our members.

The Monthly Programme (click to download a copy) provides meeting information for the current month.

Most meetings are held near Sutton Coldfield town centre at the following locations (click the links to view the location on Google maps):

Each individual group gives the location, and often the room, of its meetings on its own Groups page.

We welcome new members who would like to join existing groups or organise new ones. You're welcome to attend a few group meetings to see if they're of interest before joining as a member. You can download a Membership Form from here.

Please come along to a meeting and learn more, or to find out more about individual group meetings, send a message to the Group Organiser from the specific group page you are interested in.