General News

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

u3a National Office (The Third Age Trust)

Welshpool and District u3a is affiliated  to the u3a National Office.

Members can access the U3A National Office website via


If you are interested in starting a new group in an area that we do not cater for already please contact our Chairperson.


Would Group Leaders please remember to let the Groups Co-Ordinator and Website Manager know as soon as they have any changes to report (e.g change of name, venue etc.) so that they can be updated on BEACON and on this website.


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.


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.

Graham Moore – Programme Secretary I have been a resident of Welshpool since Christmas 1978, when I moved up here from Sussex where I was born. I have two grown up children who were both born in and grew up in the area. I worked for Powys Health Service for around ten years in their Engineering Department, before a change of direction in my career path when I became the County Street Lighting Engineer in early 1990. After some 9-10 years with Powys County Council, I moved over to a Consultancy Firm who was operating the Street Lighting Contract for Shropshire Council and I remain with them until I retired at the end of May 2019. I was involved with Welshpool Air Cadets for 14 years which I thoroughly enjoyed. Through this organisation I had the good fortune to travel to many RAF Stations around the UK and also one in Germany in around 2001. As a spin off from that role I have also been asked to be Parade Marshall for Welshpool Royal British Legion and Welshpool Town Council for the last 20 years or so, where you may have heard my tender voice bark out the Parade Commands for both the annual Remembrance Day Parades as well as the Mayor Sunday Parades. I have a number of interested which include my Family Tree, local history and a new one for me which is bird watching, which I am grateful to the U3A for presenting me with a nice friendly group to become involved with. In the coming years I hope to explore some of the other U3A Groups which we are lucky enough to enjoy in Welshpool.
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