What is a University of the Third Age?
A learning co-operative of people who are mainly not working, which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Activities are organized mainly in small groups that meet regularly, often in each other's homes. Members, through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience, learn from each other.
Although all local U3As are operationally independent, they are members of The Third Age Trust. The Trust is a national, umbrella body (a registered charity and limited company) which represents all U3As at a national and international level. It is run by a National Executive Committee democratically elected from the membership and offers a range of services to support local U3As.
There are over 1000 U3As in the UK involving nearly 400,000 people; more are joining all the time. They pursue an amazing range of topics, some purely academic, others recreational. Most local U3As offer a combination of opportunities to study, create, socialise, and in general develop a fitter mind and body.
U3A is the only national education organisation in the UK run entirely by its own members.
How does it work?
LYMINGTON U3A was founded in 2001 and has monthly meetings with a speaker on the first Thursday of the month at 2.30 pm in the Fuller & McLellan Hall at the Lymington Community Centre, Cannon Street, Lymington.
We do need people to volunteer to help run our U3A and ‘Self help’ does mean just that. If you feel you could assist in any way please contact a member of the Committee.