Welcome to Penrith and North Lakes University of the Third Age

    • Special Interest Groups with a leader or convenor
    • Bi-monthly Newsletter – a lifeline to keep all members informed about what is going on
    • Monthly meetings with a special speaker
    • Group visits inside and outside Cumbria

The Penrith and North Lakes U3A now has over 521 members.


COVID 19 Tab:   Covid19 : Out of lockdown. 5th April. (READ MORE)

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News Tab:-  Times and Seasons, People and Places’: a talk by Revd. David Sargent

The Prime-Minister has tonight announced a third national lockdown. This is in response to rising cases of Covid-19 across the county & the threat of hospitals being overwhelmed. 

Further details of what you can & cannot do are available at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 


Our activities include:

Special Interest Groups are led by volunteers and cater for a variety of educational, cultural and recreational interests. The Groups all have their own identity and operate in different ways, some meeting in members’ homes, others in hired rooms.

The Monthly Meetings give people the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss which special interest groups are running or planned.

There is an annual membership fee, currently £13, which is fixed at the Annual General Meeting. Members also receive the national magazine which is published quarterly.  

If you are interested in sharing knowledge and experiences, developing your own capabilities by learning with others then the U3A is for you.

At present due to Covid-19 we have had to change our usual activities. We are holding monthly meetings by Zoom and special interest groups are trying to continue in various ways – see the Covid-19, News, Events and Groups pages for the latest information.