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u3a Day on 2nd June Heralds the Return of Fun Times

The last year or so has seen many clubs and societies almost in a state of hibernation. Despite everything, members of Coventry Sherbourne u3a in Wyken, Stoke and surrounding districts have managed to stay connected by using social media, zoom and regular newsletters. Bill Day, Chair, explained, “The u3a is an organisation for all those older people who are no longer in full time employment and want to learn new things, make great new friends and have fun. We have organised our own talks on history and travel, as well as running virtual coffee mornings, so it has been easy to keep in touch with most of our friends. However, we can hardly wait for the time when we can resume our normal activities and meet face to face in larger groups once again.”

On Wednesday 2nd June, u3a members all over the country will be celebrating the first ever national u3a Day. With around 450,000 members, the u3a might be Britain’s best kept secret, but that is about to change. On the big day, Coventry Sherbourne u3a will be holding a socially distanced event in Caludon Castle Park, Farren Road, Wyken for retired or semi-retired people who wish to stay active to find out more about us. The event will take the form of a short trail with notices giving strollers snippets of information about the u3a and a few of our members will be in attendance to answer questions.

As Covid precautions are relaxed, our main meetings, which are held at 2pm on the first Thursday of every month at Wyken Community Centre (off Westmorland Road) will recommence and every week different interest groups, from walking to cultural visits, will once again be out and about.

If you can’t come along to Caludon Castle Park on 2nd June, but are interested in becoming a member, please email