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The University of the Third Age is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.  It consists of local U3As all over the UK, which are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers.  Local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.   The teachers learn and the learners teach. Between them U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in such fields as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking.

Wilmslow U3A holds regular monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month, with an invited speaker, a review of forthcoming events and tea, coffee and biscuits! In addition, members can attend any of the special interest groups where members can teach and learn from each other on their own interests.

Further details of the regular meetings and Interest groups can be found on this website.



Christmas lunch

U3A members enjoy Christmas lunch at the Alderley Edge Hotel

Thanks to Peter Scurfield for the photo

Christmas party with Sambamba

U3A Christmas party with Sambamba

Photo by John Cookson

Registered Charity Number 1174413.

If you have any queries about Wilmslow U3A in general, please contact Chairman Christine Foreman at chairman@wilmslowu3a.org.uk

Latest News

Committee member details are now on the 'Contact' Page.

Due to Government advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, most activities are suspended, including monthly meetings and Interest Group activities, from now until at least the end of May.

Interest Group pages have not been updated to reflect this - if you require further information please contact your Interest Group Convenor.

Updated 17/3/20



All activities, including those listed below, are cancelled or suspended


A 'Victorian Day' has been arranged by Pauline Bushnell. Includes visits to the Victorian Baths and Mrs Gaskell's house. See 'Occasional Outings' group page for details.

Carolynne Powell is organising a trip to Leighton Hall on Wednesday 13th May. See 'Occasional Outings' group page for details.



Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Stockport Plaza 26th March. See Theatre Outings Interest Group page for details.



Science Group meeting on Tuesday Mar 17th - Where do you think we came from? by Prof Alistair Sutcliffe.

See Science Interest Group page for details.



A new Pickleball group has started - see Interest Groups page for further information.



Venue – the Tearoom at Morley Nurseries, Altrincham Road, Wilmslow SK9 4LY – 2.30 and 4.00. 

It is a relaxed setting, and tables will be set aside for us to meet fellow members and treat ourselves to cups of tea/coffee and/or cake etc. 

All are welcome.  Just turn up! 

See Tuesday Tea page under 'Interest Groups'   


Update to U3A NE Cheshire Network information:

See NE Cheshire Network page - information about Open Interest Groups (in which you may participate) with other U3As within the network.


New interest groups

We are always looking to start new groups - if you have any ideas or would like to start a new group, please contact Mike Redfern (interestgroupscoordinator@wilmslowu3a.org.uk) or 01625 533920. If you know of anyone else who might be interested, even if they are not yet a U3A member, encourage them to give it a try.

Regional and National

We mention U3A activities available locally on this web site - however, a range of facilities including news and events are provided nationally and regionally. For more information, please refer to the U3A magazine "Third Age Matters" (sent free of charge to all Wilmslow U3A members) and to the regional U3A web site www.u3asites.org.uk/north-west.



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