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Cirencester U3A

Reg. Charity No. 1031258

The University of The Third Age (U3A) is a unique and exciting nationwide movement with over 1000 U3As, which provide its 400,000 members with life-enhancing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, developing their interests in a friendly, enthusiastic and supportive environment.

U3As are not universities in the traditional sense. There is no curriculum, no entrance qualifications, no campus and no examinations. They are self-funded informal learning co-operatives, drawing on the strengths and enthusiasms of their members who share their knowledge and skills with each other. This results in a wide range of interest and activity groups from art to zoology with pretty much everything in between and plenty of social events and outings.

Although each local U3A is a charity in its own right, the movement is supported administratively and educationally by its national organisation, The Third Age Trust, which is also responsible for facilitating the growth of the movement through the development of new U3As.

Cirencester U3A was formed over 25 years ago. As well as holding a monthly general meeting with a guest speaker, we currently support over 50 interest and activity groups and have over 700 members.

Lottery Funded

Every week on Monday afternoons from 2pm we run an internet café session, using lottery funded equipment, and members are kept informed through a monthly newsletter and internet radio broadcast.

Our Group Leaders are always happy to tell people about their particular activities and details of each group are set out on the ‘Groups’ page.

Please use the links on the left to navigate your way around the site.


Cirencester U3A's internet radio show is broadcast by Corinium Radio, normally on the last Thursday of the month, with repeats on the following Sunday and Monday. Please visit Corinium Radio's website for further details by following this link.

To listen to the most recent of our previously broadcast shows, please click on the Triangular play arrow below. To access our complete back catalogue, please click on UP NEXT.'

Shows by CirencesterU3A on Mixcloud


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