Our Latest Plans - September 2020
The Committee have been meeting through the summer, our main focus being on the future form of Brecon U3A.
In a determined effort to ensure some continuity under Covid-19 restrictions we have made some challenging but necessary decisions.
The first is great news. An autumn programme!
Latest details can be found on the events page.
Our next events will have to take place online using Zoom.
We regret not everyone can or wishes to participate in this way, but it is our only viable option under Covid-19 restrictions.
We will continue to monitor in the light of government advice as to when it will be safe to return to our normal ways of meeting and holding events.
We will continue looking at all ways to continue Brecon U3A. New members are still welcome. To enquire, see our contacts page where you can email the membership secretary.
We wish all members good health during this trying time and look forward to meeting you all again for U3A activity, albeit online.
Brecon U3A Committee
IMPORTANT NEWS, 20th March
We have set up a Brecon U3A Facebook Group - see links at top right for information
The Third Age is the time after the First Age of childhood and the Second Age of work and family.
The University of the Third Age started in France in 1972 and in Britain in 1982. U3As are self-helped, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, they provide opportunities for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of subjects and groups, not for qualifications but for fun.
At the end of 2016 there were 1,000 U3As in Great Britain. Each U3A is independent, self-funding and governing, organising its own programme to suit the wishes and interests of its members.
Brecon U3A was founded around 1984 and now has about 300 members
All U3As are affiliated to The Third Age Trust. Brecon U3A is one of a network covering South Wales and Severnside. It is a registered charity No. 1074288.
What happens at Brecon U3A?
Brecon U3A meets weekly on Thursdays in the Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon with breaks for Christmas, Easter and the Summer. Tea and coffee are available in the bar on the first floor from 10am to 10.30am, with notices of forthcoming activities and trips on display. The travel desk is also there.
The morning session then runs from 10.30am to 12 noon, consisting of talks on a wide variety of subjects given by visiting speakers or U3A members.
There are two afternoon sessions, from 1.15pm to 2.15pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm run by our many special interest groups.
On Thursdays lunch is available in the theatre, at nearby local restaurants and some members bring their own sandwiches and eat together in the bar on the first floor.
Some groups also meet in other venues on other days and include trips, courses and workshops.
And the Money Bit
In the present circumstances subscription details are under review