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Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A

Laugh, live and learn with the Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A. We are part of a national network of U3As offering people who are no longer in full-time employment the opportunity for late life learning, fellowship and enjoyment. Members share their wide variety of skills and experiences through monthly meetings, addressed by interesting speakers, as well as through a wide variety of social activities and  outings.

Find out more…


An Urgent Appeal

There is much community support taking place in Radcliffe and the surrounding area, wonderfully orchestrated by The Parish Council, other groups and individuals, formally and informally. It is becoming apparent there are pockets of people who are suffering real deprivation as this dreadful crisis continues to unfold.
One response is via The Parish Council. The Grange Hall is open 9am to noon , Monday to Friday, to collect non perishable food to distribute to those who really need it. There is a socially isolated table to deposit any items which will be cleared by The Grange Hall Manager and then distributed by Parish Council volunteers.
If you think you are able to donate may I thank you so much on behalf of your u3a who wish to support this initiative.
Stay Safe, Stay Alert.”
Malcolm Chair.

R-O-T Community Notices Relating To Coronavirus

As we hear of local help offered by our local community, including local businesses, we will do our best to post messages here.

Following the Government and NHS announcement yesterday, the Third Age Trust has created a dedicated page on the national website to keep you up to date with the latest guidance and advice – both general and specific to U3A.


Please read this message from the Committee about use of Zoom for Group Leaders.

New Groups

We are pleased to confirm that we have added two new groups to our ever growing list of active groups. These groups are in the early stages of formation so more details to follow. Keep an eye on the iPad Group page and the Church Visit Group page on our website. Contact the group leaders via our Group Leaders Contact Form page.

Speakers at our Open Meetings 2020

Monthly meetings have been suspended due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

Come along to one of our next monthly open meetings. These take place on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm in the Grange Hall. Members and non-members are welcome. Free for members, only £2 for non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.


Mark Shardlow – A career in sports journalism

Mark has been working as a Sports Journalist at BBC East Midlands for more than thirty years.  He has been at the biggest events and met some of the greatest people in British sport, from Brian Clough to Rebecca Adlington. He has covered the Olympics, the football World Cups, the Hillsborough disaster and Super Saturday at the London Olympics in 2012. Mark has a busy 2020 ahead – he’ll be leading the BBC Nations and Regions team at the Tokyo Olympic sand Paralympics and will be covering the Wimbledon Tennis Championship.  Mark will be talking about his experiences of having the best seat in the house and will give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of sports journalism.

  • 3rd September – Barrie Page Geologist and Mountaineer – Between a rock and a hard place
  • 1st October – Fran Sandham – A solo walk across Africa
  • 12th November – Paul Stafford – A visit to North Korea, the most secretive and bizarre country in the world
  • 3rd December – Higgs Bo’sun – local band – Traditional British folk music
For the full list of 2020 speakers please see this News article

Volunteer Required

In March 2021 our Treasurer will retire from the role. Yes 2021 is correct. This role benefits from some lead in time and hand over, particularly as during this year we plan to move onto a new and simplified U3A accounting system. 

Is it you ? Do you know someone ? Please help. 

This is self evidently one of our most senior and critical roles. It is also satisfying, stimulating and fun working in a committed and talented committee team.

Please contact Malcolm, our Chairman via the contact page, choosing ‘Other general enquiry’ from the list.

Have Your Details Changed?

It is really important that you advise us of changes, e.g. change of status, email address changes, address changes etc. Please advise any changes via our Contact Form (choose Membership from the drop-down list).

Trips and Outings - 2021

If and when the situation with the pandemic changes we will make the necessary arrangements & inform everyone accordingly.. For queries, contact the Trips and Outings Group leader here.

Local U3A Discounts

The following local businesses have very kindly offered discounts on production of your U3A membership card.

Café Piano..10% off lunches and dinners.


Did you know that U3A members get an additional discount on a 'Silver Screening' film at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham? Just select U3A at checkout or present your card at the desk.

Next NewsSHEET

For the next issue of our U3A monthly NewsSheet please send your news, articles and photos to our Editors via our form here, usually by 21st of each month, or as varied by the current NewsSheet.

Our Groups

Click here to visit our Active Groups page which includes an indicative timetable showing on which days of the week our group meetings are held. Our Proposed Groups page contains the latest ideas for new groups. 

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