University of the Third Age
We are a non-profit organisation of “third age” people (generally over 50 years, retired or not working full time) sharing educational, creative and leisure activities.
The three ages of life –
- The first age is from birth to adulthood
- The second age encompasses the time we spend establishing ourselves, working, marriage, families and the like
- And the Third Age is retirement, the time we have put aside to play and enjoy life, that time is now
Aims and guiding Principles
We are a learning co-operative, enabling members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Members, through sharing their knowledge, skills, and experience learn from each other.
We offer a combination of opportunities to study, create, socialise and contribute to members’ overall health and well-being.
Members form interest groups covering as wide a range of topics as they desire, by the members, for the members. There is no distinction between the learners, presenters or group leaders; they are all U3A members.
No qualifications are sought or offered. Learning is for its own sake, with enjoyment being the prime motive, not qualifications or awards.