West Wales Network

Network Chairman David Grindrod 01267 281581
Network Secretary Hazel Towle 01559 371842

The West Wales U3A Network consists of the following U3As:

Cardigan, Carmarthen, Cefn Sidan, Llanelli, Narberth, Newcastle Emlyn, Pembrokeshire, Pontarddulais, Preseli, Tenby.

Individual U3As within the Network organise Study Days, Lectures, Workshops etc and members of all other U3As are welcome to attend these events.

The latest Newsletters for Newcastle Emlyn U3A, Carmarthen U3A and Cardigan U3A are on this website.

Please also see Llanelli U3A's 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Wed Apr 18th TWO DAY COURSE AT ABERYSTWYTH NATIONAL LIBRARY. It is an out of London event.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018, 09:45 – Thu, 19 Apr 2018, 16:45 BST

‘A two-day study break for U3A members in the town of Aberystwyth, based at The National Library of Wales, one of the six Legal Deposit Libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

On the first day, workshops will provide delegates with a unique access to some of the rare and inspirational materials held at the Library, including manuscripts, artworks by leading Welsh artists, archives, architectural plans, early photography and sound recordings.

The second day will focus on other establishments in Aberystwyth that also preserve Wales’ rich cultural history; the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Ceredigion Museum, and the Old College building, the first university college of the University of Wales, and now part of the Aberystwyth University campus. In addition to the wealth of materials stored at each repository, the venues themselves provide an interesting range of architectural types; the neo-classical façade of the National Library; the conical spires and castellated towers of the Old College, and the Edwardian theatre that houses Ceredigion Museum.

Sessions run from 9.45 – 16.45 each day and will include a variety of talks, presentations, tours, workshops and gallery walks.’

You can find more details and a booking form here.



Oriel Myrddin has organised another interesting talk for us. Their present exhibition, running until 17th March is on Roger Cecil (deceased) of Cwmbran and four contemporary women artists.

On the morning of Thursday March 8th at, downstairs in the library opposite St Peter's Church, Carmarthen, Roger Cecil's biographer will give a talk on the life of the artist and his work. The Gallery have also agreed to other U3As in the West Wales Network to attend.



Newcastle Emlyn U3A organised a Philosophy Workshop at the University which prompted the University of Lampeter to organise their own workshops for this coming year.

Please see the link for details


Pete Edmondson is the Regional Support Co-ordinator for the system and is able to provide information and support for any U3A in Wales wishing to use the Beacon system. You can contact Peter using the Beacon Support Wales contact page or phone on 01490 430216.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Dec 31st Lampeter University Workshops 2018

Newcastle Emlyn U3A organised a Philosophy Workshop at the University which prompted the University of Lampeter to organise their own workshops by their different Departments for this coming year, Covering Ancient History, Anthropology Archaeology, Politics & Culture, & Philosophy.

The workshops are open to everyone, but all U3A members are invited. Lampeter University is doing all the organisation and responsibility. This will be a new venture for our local university and we hope it will encourage many more Universities and Colleges to have public workshops. Although not specific for the U3A we do hope many members will apply. Full details, costs and how to book can be found at "