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About U3AC


The University of the Third Age in Cambridge is an independent self-financing organisation that was founded in 1982. Its aim is to provide educational and social activities to those no longer in full-time employment and as such there are no age restrictions.


Most of the tutors are themselves members. Other members arrange visits to museums, galleries, theatres and concerts and occasionally organise short trips in this country and longer tours abroad.


A revised constitution in the spring of 2007 enabled us to offer an even wider range of courses and activities, hence the formal change of name to The University of the Third Age in Cambridge (2007).


The U3AC is very much run by the members themselves so there is a continuing need for help with various activities. In particular there is a need for more members to teach a class or lead a group. If you would be willing to help in this or any other way please fill in the ‘Helping’ section of the application form or get in touch with The Office.

Read more about U3AC

Latest Courses

Details of courses arranged after the printing of the Programme can be found here

Become a Member


How do I join the U3AC?

To join U3AC and/or enrol for classes please fill in the application form which accompanies the Programme and send with your payment of £70 plus any additional course fee as shown in the Programme, plus an enrolment fee of £5 for new members.
When you have received your confirmation letter and membership card you may start to attend courses.

What does the annual subscription include?

The annual subscription of £70 is the fee to become a member of the organisation; it is not a payment for classes. Membership entitles you to attend the Wednesday lectures, to apply for up to 6 classes and the opportunity to apply for various visits that are arranged throughout the year.

When is the best time to Join?

The best time to join us is when the annual programme is published at the end of June. If you let us have your name and address we will post it to you.

Can I join at any time?

Yes, of course, you are welcome to join at any time during the year but once allocation has taken place in August some courses become full; it is best to contact us about vacancies before actually applying.

How do I get a programme?

To request the programme, or to make enquiries please email us.

Weekly Bulletin

Click on the link below to read the latest news and events from U3AC.

(Weekly bulletins are updated every Wednesday).

View Bulletin


Please note:  Monday 30th May is a bank holiday and the U3AC premises will be closed.

Open Day

Our annual Open Day will be held on

Wednesday 6th July from 10.30am-3.30pm come along and see what is on offer!  Further details HERE

Summer School

We are running a Summer School between 11 July and 5 August. If you would like to offer a short course, one day course or workshop for inclusion in this programme please complete the form HERE

Norah Boyce Science lecture on 15 March 2016: “Planet Earth – We have a Problem!” by David Wasdell

This lecture was filmed by Cambridge TV and may be viewed HERE

EU conference 16 January 2016

Notes from the conference can be found here
A reading list from the conference can be found here

Application forms for trips and visits

These are on the Downloads page. Forms are only available to members as they contain personal details and you will therefore need to log in to access them.

Notices from Others

Outside Organisations
Volunteers for Research

Latest Films

The next film screening on

24 May          

will be


View all Film screenings

Latest Lectures

Wednesday Lectures


Lectures have now finished for this term.  They will recommence in October

View all Wednesday Lectures

Norah Boyce Science Lectures

Lectures have now finished for this term.  They will recommence in October


View all Norah Boyce Science Lectures


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