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

2024 Cardiff U3a Magazine

Please click on the link to view the magazine.

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 […]

Fit for the Future

Governance and Member Voice Consultation. The u3a Board is made up of u3a members from across the movement who volunteer their time. They have been elected by the u3a membership to guide the governance and direction of the movement. The Board members have been exploring how to ensure the views of members are better represented […]

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Our next monthly meetings

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14th May 2024 at 14:00

My life of crime; a KC’s point of view

Gerard Elias KC

Gerard Elias KC presents a thought provoking, interesting and an eye opener as to how the judicial system sometimes has to face extremely challenging criminal cases.

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11th June 2024 at 14:00

How Blaenavon changed the world

Mike Woodford

Mike Woodford explains how from here Wales heaved and belched and blasted itself onto the global stage. Welsh iron fashioned trailblazing engines, tools and machines. It built bridges, ships and ...

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Latest Interest Group Updates

Slow Train Coming

Barry Island

Brief notes on the trip the 'Slow Train Coming' group took to Barry Island in April 2024.

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Dungeons and Dragons

Come and Play Dungeons & Dragons

You may have read Peter Grehan’s piece in this year’s magazine. Peter is co-convenor of the Wordsmiths group and also plays D&D with us. He brought the two together by ...

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WEW Pick of the Month – April 2024

Our new monthly offering from Writers Enjoying Words. This month we have Jim Bartlett on A Turning Point. I wonder how many of you can reflect on particular turning points ...

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Recent History Talks

Wedesday 27th March Mike gave a talk on the Battle of Flodden. This looked at what is a long forgotten but massively important battle in our history. It looked at ...

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19th April – “Short Ride Friday”

This special event will start at 10:30am outside Pettigrews Tea Rooms, Bute Park – arriving by 11:00am at Pedal Power Cafe, Pontcanna Caravan Park This ride is totally within the ...

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Craft and Card-Making

We need your left over wool!

Amongst many on-going crafts, the Craft and Card-Making Group are making poppies towards a display for November 2024 at City URC. We would be grateful for any scraps of wool ...

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