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 are a group of readers who discuss one book a month. The selection of ten books is made by proposal and vote in early summer. We alternate between a classic novel and a more modern one. One member gives a short introduction to get us started. It is not essential to finish the book; your opinions are still welcome.

We don’t meet in December or August so sometimes the books for January and September are a little longer.

This is an opportunity to try out books you might not have thought to read. You never know, you might discover a new author to indulge in!

Books we have covered recently include:

  • Excellent Women                             Barbara Pym

  • Lucia’s Progress                                E.F. Benson

  • Austerlitz                                             W.G. Sebald

  • Fathers and Sons                             Ivan Turgenev

  • Hamnet                                               Maggie O’Farrell

Current Activity

We have continued with our meetings on Zoom, since we returned in September 2021, starting at the new time of 2pm.

Forthcoming Topics

Date               Title                             Author

Apr 28th      The Murder of Roger Ackroyd    Agatha Christie

May 26th     Deaf Sentence                                 David Lodge

June 23rd   Mansfield Park                                 Jane Austen

July 28th     The Talented Mr Ripley                Patricia Highsmith

Sept 22nd    The Sun Also Rises                       Ernest Hemingway

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 4th Thursday of the month

Time: 14:00 - 15:15

Links to the groups: