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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.

Book Group

Book Group

Members of one of our book groups review "Birdcage Walk",  the last book by the recently deceased Helen Dunmore.

Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas tree

Wilmslow U3A entered a Christmas Tree into the recent Christmas Tree Festival at St Bartholomew's church. Thanks to Peter Scurfield for the photo.

Registered Charity Number 1174413.

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

Latest News

Our Accounts for 2017 are now on the 'newsletter' page.

Our AGM included elections for the committee. New members elected are : Dorothy Fenwick, John Palfrey, Margo Sibbitt

Existing members remaining or re-eleted are: Daivid Simmons (Chairman), Pauline Bushnell (Secretary), Maurice Palin, Cherry Dolden, Anne Grace, Christine Roberts, Caroline Mangnall (Membership Secretary), Heather Robinson, Eileen Clayton (Treasurer)

Updated 29.1.18

New Groups



Next meeting - Tuesday 20th February - Enginering the future of Civil Aerospace. - See Science Interest Group page (Event Sold Out)


Details of thhe meetings of these groups are now available - please see the relevant pages under 'Interest Groups'


Ride dates for 2017 now on the Cycling group page under 'Interest Groups'.

SECOND TUESDAY TEA  - Important news!

We now have a new venue – the Tearoom at Morley Nurseries, Altrincham Road, Wilmslow SK9 4LY – again between 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'   

NE Cheshire Network - Open Groups

Some interest groups run by other local U3As are open to Wilmslow members - see under NE Cheshire Network for details

New Interest Group Pages

Some new interest group tabs/pages have been added - 'Choral and Organ Music' and pages for details of 'New groups' and 'Other Activities'. Click on the 'Interest Groups tab and select the ones you might be interested in!


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 Maurice interestgroupscoordinator@wilmslowu3a.org.uk or 01625 535841. 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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