Cardigan U3A holds a regular General Meeting at 2.00 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Catholic Church Hall, North Road, Cardigan, SA43 1LT.

At these meetings there is normally a speaker on some topic of general interest. There is no charge for admission, and non-members are welcome to attend to find out whether they would like to join U3A.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are available at a cost of 50p.

NB There is no general meeting in either August or December.

Event Reports



Thursday 22nd March 2018

Graham Watkins

‘Adventures with Welsh Legends and follies’.

Last year Graham gave us a talk called Novice to Wordsmith. His first book was called’ Welsh Legends and Myths’ . Since then has published his first novel ‘The Iron Masters’ an historical story set in Merthyr during the Napoleonic Wars and has gone on to write more novels. He is currently working on modern day political thriller.

Thursday 26th April 2018


Thursday 24th May 2018

Geoff Kingston

Music on the March

A return visit from Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Geoff Kingston who has had a distinguished career in Military Music since 1962. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Music of the Royal Artillery Alanbrooke Band where he was responsible for the musical direction and conducting of major ceremonial and massed band events throughout Europe. In April 2005 he was appointed Senior Director of Music (Armed Forces) which included working with the World War 2 Commemoration Team as the Musical Director for events which took place in London on the 10th July 2005.

Thursday 28th June 2018

John Daniels

Seal Bay drugs operation on the Pembrokeshire coast.

Formerly a sergeant with Dyfed Powys police in 1983 John Daniels was part of the investigating team. High-spending strangers, secret caves and a massive drug smuggling operation off the coast of Pembrokeshire. Fishermen became suspicious of strangers in expensive boats and locals, who had witnessed outsiders paying for rounds of drinks from bags crammed with notes, first alerted the police to suspicious activity in Cardigan Bay.

Thursday 26th July 2018

Strawberry Tea

Thursday 27th September 2018

Simon Brown

Blind Veterans believe that no one who’s served our country should battle blindness alone. They provide help with a lifetime’s practical and emotional support, regardless of when they served and how they lost their sight. We help blind veterans to recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.

Thursday 28th October 2018


Thursday 22nd November 2018

Pat and Sue O’Reilly

Funghi – collecting and eating .

What is safe to eat and how to cook them. Sue and Pat O’Reilly came and talked to us about Wild Orchids last year. They are both active conservationists ad have published many books. They run a website called First Nature which offers free online information about the natural world, its wildlife, wildflowers fungi and habitats.