Our community is here to keep you active, social and connected to others thanks to an expansive schedule of online events.
You will find an ever-growing catalogue of events about everything from gardening, to pilates, to showbiz and history lectures.
The Mirthy Mission
We are here to indulge your curiosity, introduce like-minded people, entertain you, and keep you energised.
It's important to us that what we offer is accessible to everyone, so we promise to always be affordable.
Our doors are always open for a chat and we love to hear your feedback – we know we have a lot to learn from you.
Oh, and why the name? 'mirth’ means joy and laughter. We just stuck a Y at the end of it.
The Mirthy team are a group of aspiring vision-creators and change-makers who see a bright future for over 55s:
The Steering Group
I am a retired teacher and administrator living near Stratford upon Avon. I spent most of my professional career in Hong Kong from where I was able to indulge my passion for travel as well as representing the then colony at cricket and as a coach and adjudicator in world championship debating. I am currently chairman of a one thousand strong U3A in Warwick, and a grandfather of two lovely boys.
I left home when I was 16 to train to be a Nursery Nurse. When i retired in 2009 I joined the MKU3A mainly to line dance. My hobbies have grown since COVID. I now love singing and recording with several Virtual Choirs, I continue to line dance but on Zoom and have learned to appreciate the beauty of the night sky. I discovered Mirthy talks and have enjoyed watching and listening to the various speakers as part of my routine each week.
I have been a widow for 15 years. I worked for the NHS for 34 years, 4 years at King's College Hospital and 30 years at Ipswich Hospital, as a Medical Secretary culminating in becoming Manager of the 72 secretaries at Ipswich on a budget. Worry not about the secretaries but 72 Consultants to keep happy...!
I live with my wife in Baughurst, Hampshire. I started my career in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft radio and radar engineering apprentice. I moved into civil aviation in 1973 and worked as an avionics lecturer/training manager with several different airlines until retiring in 2010. I am currently the vice-chairman and Speaker Secretary with the Tadley and District U3A.
I'm retired 5 years now and live with my husband and disabled daughter. I began my working life as a PA and after moving from London went into teaching at a Partial Hearing Unit. From Education to NHS where I worked for 30 years testing children's hearing. On retiring, joined my local U3A. I've volunteered as Secretary for the past 3 years and have enjoyed gardening, outings and reading.