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The University of the Third Age is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.  Local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.   The teachers learn and the learners teach. Between them U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in such fields as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking.

Wilmslow U3A holds regular monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month, with an invited speaker, a review of forthcoming events and tea, coffee and biscuits! In addition, members can attend any of the special interest groups where members can teach and learn from each other on their own interests.

Further details of the regular meetings and Interest groups can be found on this website.


Science Group

Science group

Dr George Burghel presenting his talk on Genomic Medicine to an attentive audience from the Science Group on 17th April

Registered Charity Number 1174413.

If you have any queries about Wilmslow U3A in general, please contact Chairman Dave Simmons at chairman@wilmslowu3a.org.uk

Latest News


Updated 6/11/18

CHRISTMAS LUNCH - Wednesday 12th December

Details of the Christmas Lunch arrangements have been published by Pauline and bookings are now being taken. Please see your October Newsletter - distributed to all members or download a copy from the web page - see tab 'Newsletter - Join U3A'


Eileen has organised a day Trip to Chester - Christmas Shopping, Christmas Market, Sightseeing. Again, see details in the October Newsletter




Now booking! 'The Producers' at the Royal Exchange, Manchester - Thursday 24th January.

See Theatre Group page under Interest Groups for details


Next meeting - Tuesday 20th November - 'Autonomous cars: History, Technology, Challenges' by Stuart Rowell


Details of thhe meetings of these groups are now available - please see the relevant pages under 'Interest Groups'


Ride dates for 2018 now on the Cycling group page under 'Interest Groups'.


Venue – the Tearoom at Morley Nurseries, Altrincham Road, Wilmslow SK9 4LY – 2.30 and 4.00. 

It is a relaxed setting, and tables will be set aside for us to meet fellow members and treat ourselves to cups of tea/coffee and/or cake etc. 

All are welcome.  Just turn up! 

See Tuesday Tea page under 'Interest Groups'   

NE Cheshire Network - Open Groups

Some interest groups run by other local U3As are open to Wilmslow members - see under NE Cheshire Network for details

New Interest Group Pages

Some new interest group tabs/pages have been added - 'Choral and Organ Music' and pages for details of 'New groups' and 'Other Activities'. Click on the 'Interest Groups tab and select the ones you might be interested in!


Update to U3A NE Cheshire Network information:

See NE Cheshire Network page - information about Open Interest Groups (in which you may participate) with other U3As within the network.


New interest groups

We are always looking to start new groups - if you have any ideas or would like to start a new group, please contact Maurice interestgroupscoordinator@wilmslowu3a.org.uk or 01625 535841. If you know of anyone else who might be interested, even if they are not yet a U3A member, encourage them to give it a try.

Regional and National

We mention U3A activities available locally on this web site - however, a range of facilities including news and events are provided nationally and regionally. For more information, please refer to the U3A magazine "Third Age Matters" (sent free of charge to all Wilmslow U3A members) and to the regional U3A web site www.u3asites.org.uk/north-west.




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