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 550 members.

U3A Penrith Bulletin Board
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Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/

Government Advice



Local Support Group. Members might like to know there is a local corona support group. Its web site is https://ccspenrith.co.uk/ .

Coronavirus Update During these difficult times Penrith and North Lakes U3A should be providing help and support to people in their homes. Some groups are already doing this. Could I ask group leaders to look at on line systems for communication. Mike Head 07963 904925 Read More

Cumbria Police Bulletin I have been made aware of a number of new scams exploiting peoples fear over the Corona virus. The scams take several forms which include (so far): Read More

Table Tennis. Hello members, 
I hope everyone is safe and well in these strange times. If you would like to keep in touch with the friends you meet at table tennis. Read More.

Spanish Hangout. We had our first google hangout for Spanish last Tuesday which worked well. Read More


Our present 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.