General News

This page contains news of general U3A interest and announcements about our special interest groups.


Monthly meetings have now resumed and a new programme of meetings has been developed. The committee will continue to review the situation and communicate any changes to members via email/post/website. Please see the Monthly Meetings page for the latest situation.
Special Interest Group meetings may continue or be cancelled at the discretion of group leaders. If a face to face meeting does go ahead all members should exercise due caution. If you do not feel well, have recently returned from a virus hotspot, or  fear that you have been in close proximity to a carrier with the last week then please do not attend, follow the governments advice and avoid the risk of spreading the virus further.  
We have set up a Facebook group page for members to access for interaction and advice during the crisis. To access the page you must be a member of our U3A. To join the group from Facebook enter "Welshpool & District U3A" into the search field, or follow the link :-
The website pages will be promptly updated for any changes to meetings and advice.


The latest 'newsletter' from National Office (available online).
The AGM of the Third Age Trust is on Thursday 27th August 2020 at the East Midlands Conference Center, Nottingham commencing at 11.15am.
Members can access the U3A Annual Report and Accounts online via

Click on 'The Trust' after loading the page.


  • The Writing for Pleasure Group have produced a publication of some of their work which can be read by clicking here.
  • The Local and Social History Group has been keeping in touch by email, sharing local snippets and longer documents. For example, Vince Howells has written a really interesting account of the Welshpool Floods of 1968 - see link below.
  • Welshpool Floods 1968
  • See the home page for news of the new Learn To Draw group.

    Would Group Leaders please remember to let the Webmaster know as soon as they have any changes to report (e.g change of name, venue etc.) so that they can be put on this website, as this is the only place such changes can appear between meetings. email:

    Thank you

    Members are reminded that any member can propose an all-U3A outing to any place they would like to go. However, that member would need to organise the outing and invite others - announcements can be made at monthly meetings and the details can be put on this website.
    On the subject of outings or visits made by individual groups in cars, the Committee suggests that, if people want to share cars and contribute to the costs, a figure of 20p a mile to be split among all in the car, would be appropriate. Thus a round-trip journey of 84 miles (e.g. Welshpool-Barmouth-Welshpool) would cost £16.80 to be shared by all in the car.


    Please ensure that you have a copy of our latest Newsletter (printed copy or emailed version to your email address). Contact details for Group coordinators are only available from the Newsletter or the Membership Secretary who can be contacted at
    The pdf version which can be downloaded from this site contains NO contact details. Newsletter link is located on top and bottom menu bars.


    Will those people who have put their names down to do the teas/coffees please turn up at 9.30am, so that you can be well prepared before the hordes arrive.
    If you cannot fulfill your rota commitment please ensure that you contact a committee member AS SOON AS POSSIBLE so that a substitute can be found or see if you can find a substitute.
    Please sign-up for one general meeting a year or the teas and coffees will stop being served!


    Click or hover on the committee member for a brief biography of them.

    Contact details for Committee members can be found in our newsletter.