Because of Covid-19 restrictions monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice.
However our Speaker Secretary has booked some guest speakers to entertain us via Zoom.
What is U3A
U3A (the University of the Third Age) is a National and International organisation which has a positive and creative approach to retirement, membership is not related to a specific age but open to anyone not in full time employment.
U3A provides a social network of those with similar interests and this is done through interest groups where we share knowledge and experience.
We have over 170 members from Callington and surrounding villages.
There is no waiting list and new members are very welcome.
We currently have over 30 interest groups providing educational, leisure and recreational activities
Where and when do we meet?
We meet at Callington Town Hall. New Road, PL17 7BD
This has full disabled access and Wifi.
Meetings are normally held on the first Monday of each month and members are invited to arrive from 10am to socialise with friends over a cup of tea or coffee (a nominal fee of 30p) before the meeting begins at 10.30
What do we do?
At our monthly meetings we invite a guest speaker who entertains us on a variety of subjects, we have updates from our groups, local news and U3A business with the meeting closing by mid-day.
We publish a monthly newsletter containing information on our group activities, announcements and any other items of interest.
The interest groups may meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly, as agreed by their members, either at member's homes or at a hired venue. More details can be found on the Groups page.
Outings and events are arranged throughout the year including cream teas and Christmas lunch.
What does it cost?
U3As are funded in the main by the subscriptions of their members. Our current annual subscription is £13.00 for an individual and £25 for joint membership with a half price reduction if you join after October 1st.
This covers administration costs including an affiliation fee to the Third Age Trust. It entitles members to attend monthly meetings and take part in interest groups and receive our monthly newsletter. If requested you will also receive the quarterly U3A News and Sources magazine sent out by the Trust. Membership also gives access to the Tamar Valley Network, a collection of local groups which offer learning and training opportunities.
There is sometimes a small contribution towards the costs of meetings, especially if rooms have to be hired – but these are decided by the members of the groups.
Can I come as a visitor
You are welcome to come twice to our monthly meetings before joining, but you are not able to join an interest group unless you are a member
How do I join
If you would like to join Callington U3A, Use the CONTACTS page to email our Secretary so that we can contact you, or come along to one of our monthly meetings as a visitor or join on the day, where one of our members will greet you, answer any questions and introduce you to other members. Once you are a member you can join any of our interest groups by completing the contact form, or contacting the Group Leaders via each of the group pages.