Welcome to Abergavenny U3A

Abergavenny U3A


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The University of the Third Age is a national and international network of self-regulating, local associations. The national representative body for U3As in the UK is The Third Age Trust. Members are normally retired from paid employment. They co-operate to continue existing interests and explore new ones. No qualifications are required, and none given. Interest groups set their own agendas and work at their own comfortable pace. To find out more about the history and ethos of the U3A, access the Third Age Trust website. (See later link)

Abergavenny U3A was founded in 1984 and has around 150 members and rising.

We have a busy social calendar, excellent audio-visual facilities, and a very entertaining lecture programme for the monthly General Meetings which are usually held on the last Friday afternoon of the month. Volunteers lead the 22 groups, mainly on Tuesdays and Fridays. Details about our activities can be accessed through the Branch Information File, and of course the Website. We have space for the formation of new groups. The £28 annual subscription lets members attend, normally but not always without further cost, as many of the group sessions as they have time for. Information on current group activities can be found below, likewise details of how to join.

We are a community of lively, experienced and enquiring people. We take advantage of the chance to share in earlier interests, develop new ones, and in the process make genuine new friendships. Do join us and make a difference. For more information or a membership form please email our membership secretary Pamela Kellett at pamelak@lakeside22.plus.com

Abergavenny is an ancient market town nestling in the beautiful Usk Valley. Culturally and commercially it is a lively and welcoming place. 'The Gateway to Wales', it benefits from the best in both the Welsh and English traditions. It is an ideal centre for a variety of outdoor activities, and close to several historic sites and attractive towns either side of the border. The nationally popular Abergavenny Annual Food Festival enhances the reputation the district enjoys for hospitality, tourism, wining and dining. In recent years the Welsh National Eisteddfodand and the annual U3A Science and Technology Seminar have been held in Abergavenny.

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