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

An opportunity to exhibit your photographs

The Practical Photography group has been very fortunate in gaining a 6 week slot at the Hearth Gallery which is located in Llandough Hospital. It’s ideal for us as it free to use and free to view. The exhibition will commence on 20th of September and last until 23 October. It will open daily at […]

Cardiff u3a Christmas Lunch -Save the Date

The Cardiff u3a Christmas Lunch will be held on Friday 8th December 2023 at Leonardo Hotel, Park Place, CF10 3UD. Arrival from 12.15pm for a 12.45pm start. Cost £26.00. Open the News Item and scroll down to download a booking form with full payment instructions.

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Our next monthly meetings

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10th October 2023 at 14:00

Meet the Groups

Group Convenors and Committee

14th November 2023 at 14:00

Annual General Meeting 2023


This is a provisional date.

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Latest Interest Group Updates

Writers Enjoying Words

National U3A Short Story Competition

The results of the 2023 competition have been announced. There were over 400 entries across the UK. The top 13 finalists are available to read at https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/short-story-competition-2023 Noelle Bryant from ...

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The Inquirers

Next Group Meeting on 5th October

Can we stop oil? Environmental activists in the UK have disrupted high-profile sporting events in an effort to persuade the government to stop oil development. How would stopping oil production ...

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Debating Society

A Current Burning Issue – Are the 20mph Speed Restrictions a Good Thing ?

All Cardiff u3a members are invited to attend this debate at 2pm, 17th October at United Reformed Church, Windsor Place, Cardiff. Don’t miss it ! (Only £1 at entrance) And ...

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Writers Enjoying Words

New members welcome

The Writers Enjoying Words group has been closed to new members for a while as we have to limit the numbers to ensure all have a chance to read and ...

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Books by Members

Connecting Who: Artificial Beings

  The Cybermen, the Weeping Angels, the Daleks… the artificial beings of Doctor Who are some of the most iconic in science fiction. But what inspired them? Connecting Who traces ...

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Slow Train Coming


The next trip for the Slow Train Coming group is on Thursday, September 7th when we will go to Rhoose

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