Minster in Spring photo above courtesy of our Photography Group
We are part of the national network of U3As offering people who are no longer in full-time employment the opportunity for life-long learning, fellowship and enjoyment. Members share their skills and experiences through meetings, a variety of different types of group and social activities and outings.
This site has been designed to keep our members up to date with everything that is going on, and to show potential new members what we have to offer.
The U3A is an international organisation which aims to encourage like-minded people, no longer in full-time employment, to join together in educational, creative, cultural and leisure activities.
The concept of a place of learning for older and mature citizens, with more leisure time on their hands, was first developed in France in 1972, where universities began to provide educational opportunities for older people. This was followed by the establishment of 'Association Internationale des Universités du Troisième Age (A.I.U.T.A.). The idea has now spread throughout the world.
In the University of the Third Age the word 'University' is used in its original sense of people coming together to share and pursue learning in all its forms.