If you have reached the point at which you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or just try something new, the Cardiff u3a is for you.  We have a ‘university’ of members who draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass – it is just for pleasure.

These aren’t courses or formal training, just groups of people who get together regularly for mutual interest in a subject such as history or singing or practicing a language and many other areas of interest. People who believe that learning is its own reward.

See the link About the Cardiff u3a for more details.

Want to Get Involved or Help Out?

See our Situations Vacant page which has details of volunteer posts within Cardiff u3a.

Latest news

Cardiff u3a Christmas Lunch: Save the Date

Save the Date. The Cardiff u3a Christmas Lunch will be held on Friday 6th December 2024 at The Clayton Hotel, St Mary Street CF10 1GD    

u3a Festival 24

The u3a movement is holding its first ever Festival in 2024, 18 – 20 July, where members will be running a wide variety of activities – talks, sporting events, musical entertainment and workshops which will make this u3a national festival something to remember. u3a Festival 24 will take place in York over 3 days, using the University […]

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Our next monthly meetings

British Library

9th July 2024 at 14:00

Love and betrayal behind enemy lines

Rosemary Chaloner

Rosemary Chaloner tells the story of a group of British soldiers trapped behind enemy lines during the early stages of the First World War. As the years passed the local ...

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13th August 2024 at 14:00

Behind the Green Baize Door

Paul Busby

Paul Busby a guide at The National Trust property, Tredegar House presents an intriguing insight into the world of ‘Below Stairs’ at the house. Paul explains how we know far ...

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Latest Interest Group Updates


2pm This Thursday – Pettigrews to Forest Cafe, Tongwynlais

This ride is about 40 minutes each way and mostly flat. Starting at Pettigrews Tea Rooms, Bute Park, we will ride gently up the Taff Trail, appreciating the beauty of ...

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Slow Train Coming

Llwynypia and Tonypandy

A brief report of the u3a Cardiff Slow Train Coming group walk in the Llwynypia and Tonypandy area.

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Writers Enjoying Words

WEW Pick of the Month – June 2024

A tale from New Orleans to engage you this month. Mary Says Goodbye by Steve Wride.

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General Interest

News on the Non-u3a Items of Interest page

A reminder that we sometimes add items that may of interest to the Non-u3a Items of Interest page. https://cardiffu3a.org/for-members/non-u3a-items-of-interest/

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Short Ride Friday – Next Event – mid July

  This special event will take place in Mid July (date to be decided) – starting at 10:30am outside Pettigrews Tea Rooms, Bute Park – arriving by 11:00am at Pedal ...

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Slow Train Coming


The Cardiff u3a Slow Train Coming visited Chepstow and had a wander around the town and riverside before visiting the castle.

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