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    

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Our next monthly meetings

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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10th September 2024 at 14:00

The Ghost Story in 19th century Popular Fiction

Mike Bailey

Mike Bailey presents this intriguing topic. More details to follow!

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Latest Interest Group Updates


Recent Sunday Ride – The Bay/Penarth/Cosmeston Lakes

We had a lovely cycling day adventure on Sunday, 14th July. After meeting at Pettigrews Tea Rooms, we headed down the Taff Trail to Cardiff Bay and crossed the white ...

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Slow Train Coming


A brief report on the Cardiff u3a trip to Swansea in July 2024.

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One week at Wordsmiths

Wordsmiths Writers Group met last week to share some pieces including a writing stimulus piece called ‘The First Day at School’ by William Saroyan.  This was followed by three short ...

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Writers Enjoying Words

WEW Pick of the Month – July 2024

A short poem this time, which may resonate with many – Treasure by Jacqueline Harret

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Our trip to Bath

After talking about it for a long time a small group of Film Group members embarked on our first trip on Monday June 3rd.  We meet monthly in Chapter but ...

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Recent Ride to Nantgarw Pottery and Tea Rooms

And yet another interesting ride. We headed up the Taff Trail and visited Nantgarw Pottery and Tea Shop. The weather was mostly nice and dry. A little bit of drizzle ...

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