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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Poetry appreciation

Each month members decide on the poet or theme for the following month. The main organiser for that month - usually the member who has volunteered to host the session - leads with some information on the poet/theme. Other members bring a related selection of poems for reading out and discussion.

Recent Activity

We have had a monthly email sharing session against a group theme (e.g. a study of Robert Frost), with some of us then concluding with a more in-depth full length Zoom meeting to discuss, in which two poems are chosen and one is read. Recent poets studied include T.S. Eliot and Gerard Manley Hopkins.

The Zoom meeting had been running on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 2pm, but has now been moved to the 4th Tuesday of the month and starts at 3 pm.

Forthcoming Activity

We have made the decision to continue using Zoom for the foreseeable future.

Links to the groups:


Online via Zoom


4th Tuesday of the month


15:00 - 17:00