The Maghull & Lydiate University of the Third Age is part of a national and international network of U3A groups. A self-help organisation for people who are retired from full time work by all means, it provides many educational, creative and leisure opportunities for its members who share their skills & experiences in a variety of ways.

You can find out more at our open Coffee Morning held every Tuesday 10.00 – 11.15  in the main hall at Maghull Baptist Church Hall Hall Lane, Maghull.

Why not come along and find out why many hundreds have joined us since we started in Maghull 10 years ago. Follow this link for an interesting video about one U3A’s experience. Read more below.

Weekly Information, read out at the Tuesday ‘coffee mornings’, can be found as ‘Notices’ on the web site. Previous weeks can be found by using the  Search  ‘Notices’  box at the top right side of the Main pages.

More about U3A

The University of the Third Age or U3A as it is generally known was originally started in France and arrived in this country in 1982. It’s is a self help style of  adult education where members contribute their skills and expertise, learning from one another in small groups. The word ‘university’ is used in its original sense, that is a collection of people devoted to learning.


You do not need any qualifications to join nor do we give any. Our focus is on enthusiasm and involvement. Membership is open to all who are no longer in full time employment. Started in Maghull in 2007, the membership has grown rapidly to over 800 members. There are more than 60 interest groups whose leaders, all volunteers, can be consulted any Tuesday at our regular Coffee Mornings.


There are also numerous recreational and social activities providing vital physical and mental exercise. For many, U3A has become a valuable means of mutual support and companionship. Why not come along – learn about Art, Poetry, Painting, Family History, Computers or Technology. Or perhaps you would like to learn a foreign language, take up Dancing, Taiji or photography. There is much more. A  world of opportunity awaits you!

You can meet and talk to any of the group leaders on Tuesdays at our regular Tuesday Coffee Mornings.

Chairperson:  Dot Brannigan