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 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:

The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Recent Activity

We have held meetings on Zoom since August 2020 and had good attendance. We seem to have got to grips with this way of meeting though it is always good to see each other properly! 

Forthcoming Activity

We will be continuing with our meetings on Zoom, when we return in September 2021, starting at the new time of 2pm.

Our list for this coming academic year:

Date               Title                             Author

Sept 23rd     An Artist of the Floating World.   Kazuo Ishiguro

Oct 28th       Excellent Women                       Barbara Pym

Nov 25th      Lucia’s Progress.                         E.F. Benson

Jan 27th      Austerlitz                                        W.G. Sebald

Feb 24th      Fathers and Sons                        Ivan Turgenev

Mar 24th      Hamnet                                         Maggie O’Farrell

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

Links to the groups:


Online via Zoom


4th Thursday of the month


14:00 - 15:15