Welcome to the Silhill U3A website.

A very happy and healthy New Year to all our members. We started the year with a wonderfully inspiring talk and presentation by Derek and Chris Giles on their humanitarian trip to Haiti last year. There are some fantastic people in this world and they are surely two of the best.

The Core meeting was very well attended and thanks to everyone who helped to set up and clear up afterwards, and the refreshment team without whom we would not have a very welcome cup of coffee/tea, biscuit and 'catch up'. It's great to see everyone enjoying the meeting.

I shall not be at the February Core meeting, but shall be leaving it in the very capable hands of Anne B.

REMINDER: The March Core meeting will not be the on the usual first Friday, but on the 10th March. This is because the 3rd March is the International Women's Day of Prayer and the church will be unavailable.

Linda Hornby

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.

The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.