Photo: Llandrindod Lake
by Nick Talbott

About the U3A

“Nobody has to stop learning just because they have stopped working”.

The University of the Third Age is for people who want to keep active in mind and body, enjoy socialising, and are no longer in full time employment.

The U3A Group in Llandrindod was founded in 2006 and goes from strength to strength with a current membership of over 250.  It provides the opportunity to learn informally in a friendly environment. If you believe that learning is for pleasure and want to develop your knowledge or skill in a subject, engage in creative activities or socialise with like minded people, then U3A is for you!

We meet up in two ways – with a monthly lecture from a varied and stimulating programme which has an appeal to all, and in small groups of special interest where we meet where and when we like, how we like, get into the subject at a pace we like and take it as far as we want to go – we don’t do tests, exams, assessments or performance appraisals !

Find out about Interest Groups  to see what is on offer at the moment. If you join U3A and want to explore starting a new subject group, there are bound to be others who share your interest ! It makes an amazing difference when everyone helps everyone else. If it’s not fun, it’s not U3A! There are over 700 U3A’s throughout the UK so we must be doing something right.

Our monthly lectures are held on the second Monday of each month at The Metrople Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.  Coffee is available from 10:00am and the lecture starts half an hour later at 10:30am.  See what's coming up on our programme and come along – you will be sure of a warm welcome.


The U3A group in Llandrindod Wells was founded in 2006.
It has gone from strength to strength and has a current membership of over 250 drawn from the town itself and surrounding area.


The University of the Third Age is a Confederation of Groups, which means that each local group is autonomous and we govern ourselves under the “umbrella” of the Third Age Trust which is the national arm of the organisation.

Find out more about the Third Age Trust