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.

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New COVID 19 Tab:  Latest update on Covid 19 Posted 25th October 2020

NEWS Tab:   Read November 2020 U3A Bitesize News Letter.   Read Newsletter.        Posted 20th November 2020.          Follow up to GLACIATION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE LANDSCAPE          Posted 18th November 2020

EVENTS Tab:   Next Monthly Meeting:  17 December by Zoom at 2.15pm. 


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.