University of the Third Age

Dedicated to the pursuit of leisure and learning for retired people and people not in full-time employment




Thurs 19 Jan            Tom Hadley - Orkney Native Wildlife Project


Thurs 16 Feb            Dr Antonia Thomas - Art and Architecture in Neolithic Orkney


Thurs 16 March        Fran Hollinrake - The role of the Cathedral Custodian


Thurs 20 April          AGM followed by Conversation, Coffee and Cake


Thurs 18 May            William Sichel - A Head for Running


Thurs 15 June           Caroline Critchlow - How Gardening Can Change Your Life


Thurs 17 Aug            Tim Wright - Photos and a Photo Quiz


Thurs 21 Sep             Holly Young - Orkney Shells


Thurs 19 Oct             Elaine Grieve - Being Orkney's Lord Lieutenant


Thurs 16 Nov            Jim Wallace - The House of Lords


Thurs 7 Dec              Christmas Lunch - Merkister Hotel



Thurs 18 Jan             Rosemary Moon - From Brighton to Bendigo: a Cook in search of her kitchen


Thurs 15 Feb             Age Scotland Orkney - Information on Dementia, with Q & A


Thurs 21 March         Keith Ramsey - The Most Important Weather Forecast in History


Thurs 18 April           AGM followed by Conversation, Coffee and Cake


Thurs 16 May            Laura Drever - Visual Artist living and working in Orkney




Meetings start at 3.00pm (unless otherwise stated)
in the St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall


Orkney u3a Groups

Photography (2 Groups) :: Book Reading
Botany :: Walking (2 Groups) :: Art
Music Appreciation (2 Groups) :: Play Reading
Orkney Straw Work :: Craft :: Scrabble

Further details on the
Groups Page

Orkney u3a Chairman: Keith Ramsay

Individual membership currently £10.00

Email: [email protected]



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