Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings, open to all Bristol u3a members, normally take place on the third Tuesday of each month, with an occasional change of day. These are a mixture of "live" meetings, zoom only and "hybrid" meetings.

Large group of u3a members attending a talk

Live Meetings

We meet at The Foundation, Triodos Bank, on the junction of Deanery Road and St Georges Road.

Doors open at 10.00am. Hot drinks and biscuits are available and there is an opportunity to socialise before a talk given by a guest speaker.

Zoom Meetings

An invitation with the details is sent out to all members in advance of each Monthly Meeting.

Hybrid Meetings

The speaker is not present at The Foundation but you can come along and watch the talk on a screen and socialise with other members. Alternatively you can watch the talk from home via Zoom, in which case there is the opportunity towards the end of the meeting to go into a ‘break out’ room to chat with a few other members.

Han van Meegeren

Because of technical problems our speaker on 18th March was unable to share her slides. For anyone interested here is a pdf file you can download. It will be available here until 16th April.

Forthcoming Events

16th April 2024

Life as a Paralympian

The speaker will be Richard Burt. He took part in the winter Paralympics between 1992 and 1998 and won medals for skiing events in 1992 and 1994, held in France […]
Venue: The Foundation

21st May 2024

Islam, the West and Politics

The speaker will be Basil Eastwood who is a former Director of Research and Analysis for the Foreign Office, and British Ambassador to Syria.
Venue: The Foundation

18th June 2024

Bristol u3a AGM

The AGM will be followed by a short talk on Lighthouses and Islands given by Colin Butcher.
Venue: On Zoom

16th July 2024

The History of the Housing Crisis

The speaker will be David Wilson, Bristol u3a secretary.
Venue: The Foundation

20th August 2024

St Paul's Carnival

The speaker will be LaToyah McAllister-Jones.
Venue: The Foundation

17th September 2024

The British Raj in India

Our speaker will be Jenny Mallin.
Venue: Hybrid format

15th October 2024


Our speaker will be Ian McGregor, who is going to talk about influences and changes during that period.
Venue: The Foundation

19th November 2024

Slavery including the involvement of Bristol Merchants

The speaker will be Kate Phillips.
Venue: Hybrid format

17th December 2024

Christmas Social

Peter Gill will speak about the wit and songs of Noel Coward.
Venue: The Foundation

Some of our most interesting talks have been given to us by our own members. If you have a talk to offer about your career or your interest do contact Judy, our Monthly Meetings Organiser.


A volunteer to take over organising our programme of talks. They are set up through to the end of 2024 and Judy has an extensive list of potential speakers to get you started for 2025.
Interested? Contact Judy.

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