Welcome to Abergavenny U3A

Please be advised that all meetings and group meetings are suspended for at least 12 weeks from March 17th 2020. Our Chairman’s message gives more information about this. We will advise further as and when the situation changes. Please follow government advice on how to minimise risk associated with Coronavirus.

The U3A 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 and co-operate to continue existing interests and explore new ones. No qualifications are required; Interest Groups set their own programmes 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 via the above link.

Abergavenny U3A was founded in 1984 and has around 150 members. We have a busy social calendar, excellent audio-visual facilities and an entertaining and varied lecture programme for the monthly General Meetings, which are usually held on the last Friday afternoon of the month. Volunteers lead the current 25 special interest groups, as detailed on the individual group pages, with most meetings taking place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The £28 annual subscription lets members attend as many of the group sessions as they wish, normally without further cost; additional costs may occasionally be incurred, such as for external visits or special events.

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 annual Abergavenny Food Festival enhances the reputation the district enjoys for hospitality, tourism, wining and dining. In recent years the Welsh National Eisteddfod has been held in Abergavenny.

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