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South Durham U3A

Active in Darlington, Cockerton, and surrounding areas

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All monthly meetings, group activities and trips have been cancelled until further notice  

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP (approximately 150): Membership is open to anyone interested, so why not contact us?

We pay an annual subscription of £15 then £1 for each monthly meeting to help towards the cost of hiring the hall and providing refreshments.  

MONTHLY MEETING: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:45am-12:00pm.  Half an hour to book in and enjoy coffee and a chat while checking out the sign up sheets for various groups on offer.  Then take your seats to listen to the Chair give out notices before this month’s speaker takes the floor.

VENUE: Bowen Hall, off Bates Avenue, DL3 0TH.  Click on the side bar for map and details.

GROUPS: We have a large number of active groups and full details are available by clicking on the side bar.   

We are one of over 1000 U3A groups across the country totalling nearly half a million members. For further information on the National U3A please click here.  We are also a member of the Northumbria Regional Group and for details click here.  

2020 Speaker Programme


Teesdale/Weardale Mountain Rescue


Tony Metcalfe - Altogether Archaeology


Carole Briggs - Humanist


Peter Barron - Grandad at Large


St Teresa’s Hospice


Philip Cain - Barrow to Bagdad


Shildon Railway Museum


Bowes Museum


Barbara Dixon - My Criminal Ancestors


Gary Bankhead -  Diving in the river Wear




Yvonne Slater - Songs from 40’s to 70’s