Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning is an area of particular relevance to U3A organisations. 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 convenors 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 convenor 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, which have been held on Zoom, during the past year.

Recent Activity

Titles we have read recently include:

· In Extremis: Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum

· Frida (Kahlo) by Hayden Herrara

· The Lives of Lee Miller by Anthony Penrose.

Forthcoming Activity

We will be restarting meeting in person from September 2021.

Our programme for this year is as follows:

  • October 6th  Rosemary: the Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

  • November 3rd   Edith Cavell by Diana Souhami

  • December 1st  A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

  • February 2nd  Shelley: the Pursuit by Richard Holmes

  • April 6th  The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes

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

Links to the groups:


Old Basing Pavilion Room


1st Wednesday of the month


10:00 - 12:00