A Warm Welcome!

Are you no longer in full-time employment and looking for interesting and stimulating daytime activities in the company of others?

Then joining Cheltenham University of the Third Age (U3A) may be just what you need!

Each month we hold an Open Meeting which is very well attended, often with a speaker.

Our aim is to provide opportunities for our members to meet for discussion, study, and learning on a wide variety of subjects or to take part in outdoor activities such as walking. The details of what is available can be found on the "Our Groups" page.

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


Jacky Potter has been editing the newsletter for the past 4 years.  This takes between 24 and 30 hours work for each newsletter.  The Committee has been advertising for a replacement for 6 months, without success.

Jacky will be editing the newsletter for the last time - creating the March/April edition. Unless someone or a couple of people volunteer to take on the role, there will not be another newsletter for the foreseeable future.

All news of activities, groups and trips will have to be read via this website from 1st April.

If you are interested in learning more about this rewarding and challenging role, please get in touch with any of the Committee (names, email addressess and phone numbers at the front of the current newsletter).


New members can join by clicking the button "How to Join" on the left if applying by post or click the link below if using the online option.


Existing members can renew on-line by entering the Members' Area and following the instructions.

Access to the Members' Area: this has been revised and should enable easier log-in. 

What can be found in Members' Only?

Breaking News:

Argentine Tango - New Beginners / Refresher Course

Literary competition

Newsletter Editor - the request for a volunteer and details of the job description are in the Members' Area.

The Choir is seeking a pianist.

Conversation Partner Scheme - volunteers needed!

A request from Irena Rasiewicz, U3A Gloucester, about volunteering.


Renew your membership on-line


1) A.G.M. Minutes 2015

2) Newsletter March & April 2016

3) Open Meetings

4) Offers and Discounts

5) Recycling

6) Volunteering


A Caryatid in Montpellier