News Roundup

Third Age Trust update on Covid-19

Please find the updates on our national website 

Link to National u3a New Year’s Day Newsletter Express

Link to National u3a February Newsletter 

Latest News from the Chairman

The National u3a Radio Podcast is now out. Created by our talented team of u3a members with radio experience, this latest episode features interviews with u3a members who started a ‘Retiring with Attitude’ course, a Barnet u3a member who featured on Britain’s Got Talent and a chef from Vegetarian for Life.


The u3a Radio Podcast comes out on the 17th of each month from 6am.

Please find below the link to the latest National U3A radio 4 podcast [click here]


Help Wanted

Our Committee is now down to 6 members, which is the minimum permitted by our constitution. While we can get by with the basic functions required of the committee, we do need help with the following.

  • Publicity – keeping all our members informed of what is happening within Ash u3a and what is happening nationally as well as advertising the u3a around our local community.
  • Support – acting as a link between the committee and the groups, support groups and leaders where required, assisting with the setting up of new groups.
  • Development – There is a lot happening within the whole u3a movement at the moment and we need to keep in closer touch with the national & local networks and make use of what they have to offer to help develop and grow the Ash u3a groups and membership.

If you think you could help in any way with this or you know someone who you think could help please contact me.


The membership fee paid for the current year (2019 – 2020) will cover a two year period, thus membership renewal will not now be due until August 2021. Any new people joining during the coming year will still naturally have to pay.

 Re-starting Monthly Meetings.

I’m glad to be able to tell you that following the committees decision to trial On-line members meetings we are now offering a zoom monthly meeting until further notice.
If anyone is unfamiliar with Zoom and needs any assistance please contact me for further assistance.
Please note our meeting will be starting at 2.30 so please log in a little earlier so that we will all be ready to start on time.
Best Regards 

Ash U3A




“We recently commemorated the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk. It has often been called a miracle, and it was, indeed, incredibly brilliant – inspired – organisation that brought so many of our troops home. But as Winston Churchill said “wars are not won by evacuations”. He was also reported as saying  – “And we’ll fight them with the butt ends of broken beer bottles because that’s bloody well all we’ve got”

John Childs, Leader of the Science and Technology Group, has written a sobering, thoughtful, and challenging assessment of twenty five days in May-June 1940 [Link] A must read.”

The monthly Members Meetings

 The committee will review what to do about these in January






If you are interested in finding out more about us, please contact our Membership Secretary, Gay Buckingham, on 01252 656210,  or use our Contact Form , who will provide you with membership details. Click here to download a copy of the Membership Application Form.