Lifelong learning

If you are not a member of our u3a and would like to join, please click here. Lifelong learning is an area of particular relevance to U3As. We have several groups in this faculty, details of which can be viewed using the buttons at the foot of the page. We hope there will be a few that appeal to you. 

To contact the leaders for the two groups below directly, please send an email as follows:

Environment and Us group -

Literature group -

If you would like to contact the leader of any other group, please use the Contact us form. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the leader of the group in question.

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We read a mixture of recent and earlier biographies suggested by group members. These will often be available in paperback or on Kindle. Usually, one member introduces the selected book to start our discussions.

Recent Activity

Titles we have read recently include:

  • Rosemary: the Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

  • Edith Cavell by Diana Souhami

  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

  • Shelley: the Pursuit by Richard Holmes

  • The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes.

Current Activity

We are meeting in person at the Pavilion Room, Old Basing and, at the moment, intend to continue to do so. 

For the time being, we are continuing to recommend mask wearing indoors when not seated, and are spacing out our chairs. We do open a few windows for ventilation and are currently not using the kitchen for tea and coffee. We also ask anyone with Covid symptoms or who have been in contact with anyone with symptoms not to attend.

Forthcoming Topics

  • June 1st  Kiss Myself Goodbye: the Many Lives of Aunt Munca by Ferdinand Mount

Venue: Old Basing Pavilion Room

Date: 1st Wednesday of the month

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Links to the groups: