U3AC 40th Anniversary

We hope as many members as possible will attend the inaugural event to celebrate our 40th anniversary on Tuesday, 22 March 2022. It should be a very special afternoon, combining the AGM, lectures from entertaining and inspiring speakers, and the pleasure of meeting fellow members face to face in the historic and recently refurbished Cambridge Union.


2.30 pm Welcome by the Chair, Tim Ewbank, with Nick Coni, co-founder of the U3A.

2.40 pm Lecture by John Keyworth, former Curator of the Bank of England Museum: ‘Amusing, shocking, informing: Cartoons and caricatures of the Bank of England’.

3.20 pm AGM. Susan Honeyford to be appointed as Chair of the meeting.

3.40 pm (approx.) Break for refreshments.

4.30 pm Norah Boyce Science Lecture by Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, former President of the Royal Society and Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine: ‘What is life?’.


  • In order to facilitate catering arrangements, please inform the Office, office@u3ac.org.uk, if you will be attending.
  • Entry to the Cambridge Union is through the new entrance in Park Street (next to the ADC Theatre), which has disabled access. Doors will be open for members from 2.00 pm.
  • The talks and AGM will take place in the Debating Chamber, which is clearly signed. Members will be asked to show their membership cards at the door.
  • During the break, coffee, tea and biscuits will be served in the spacious Keynes Library on the first floor (a lift is available if needed).
  • It is expected that the event will end around 5.45 pm, and members should leave the Union by 6.00 pm.
  • During the afternoon, please observe U3AC’s current Covid Guidance, https://www.u3ac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/U3AC-Covid-guidance.pdf whenever this is practicable.


Notice of U3AC Annual General Meeting of U3AC to be held in the Debating Chamber of the Cambridge Union, 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge at 3.20 pm on Tuesday 22 March 2022

The papers can be found below:

Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2021

AGM 2022 Agenda and Reports

We hope that as many members as possible will attend this meeting.
To help ensure that things go smoothly, we ask that any questions or comments on the papers are mailed or emailed to the Office to arrive not later than Friday 18 March 2022.