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

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

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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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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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Latest Interest Group Updates

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 – 17th May, 10.30am

  This special event will take place on Friday 17th May – starting at 10:30am outside Pettigrews Tea Rooms, Bute Park – arriving by 11:00am at Pedal Power Cafe, Pontcanna ...

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Ride to St. Fagans, Sunday 19th May 1.30pm

We are meeting at Pettigrews Tea Rooms, Bute Park. The ride should take no more than 40 minutes so we will arrive at about 2.10pm. Racing bike tyres would be ...

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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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WEW Pick of the Month – May 2024

This month we have another poem, To Our Celtic Heroes by Alan Huxtable. Have you ever read the tales in the Mabinogion?

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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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