U3A is a self-help organisation established 30 years ago for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment where you can Learn, Laugh and Live.
Consisting of over 1000 local U3As all over the UK, it has more than 400,000 members. The local U3As are charities in their own right and are run entirely by volunteers. You can see a list of Wales U3As here.
If you want to see what members think about the U3A, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the YouTube video (just a minute of your time).
Local U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. The teachers learn and the learners teach.
Between them, U3As offer the chance to study over 300 different subjects in such fields as art, languages, music, history, life sciences, philosophy, computing, crafts, photography and walking.
A typical U3A has about 250 members but could be as small as 12 and as large as 2000.
The U3A approach to learning is – it's learning for pleasure – it's just for fun! If you get it wrong, have a chuckle! You'll get it right eventually.
There is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications.
Cowbridge U3A is now over 20 years old. We currently have over 300 members and 20+ different interest Groups. For more information, see the Groups pages.
With New Friends & Acquaintances
We are a friendly organisation who meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Cowbridge Town Hall at 2.00 pm. The meeting room is on the first floor and is accessed by the West entrance in Town Hall Square.
Probably the best way to really get involved with Cowbridge U3A and make new friends and acquaintances is to join one or more groups. See our GROUPS page.
If you have found something you like, you can import our current year calendar into your own Google calendar by clicking on the +Google Calendar icon at the bottom right of the Calendar Page and keep up to date.
The annual subscription is £15 per member and is due on 1st September each year. Since Cowbridge U3A is a Registered Charity (No. 1072693) you may Gift Aid your subscription. Please download the Gift Aid form using the link on the right and hand it to the Treasurer or the Membership Secretary at one of the meetings.
If you are interested in joining us, come to a meeting or Contact the Membership Secretary or one of the groups.
Alternatively why not come along to our monthly Coffee Morning in the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge. It's a relaxed affair at 11 am on the last Monday of each month.