Welcome to the Crickhowell U3A site

Crickhowell is an attractive unspoilt small town situated on the edge of the Black Mountains. It is a popular holiday destination with plenty of scope for outdoor activities and sight-seeing.

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

Crickhowell U3A was founded in 2008 and has around 390 members and rising. We are a self-help organisation dependent upon members playing an active role. Some offer experience and expertise in giving talks, organising special interest groups (SIGs), organising outings, helping in preparation of presentations and/or serving on the management committee. Help is also needed in other areas including the setting up of equipment, preparing refreshments, and most importantly, welcoming new members. In addition to the groups, there is a monthly meeting for all members with a few short administration items, coffee and a guest speaker.

The Special Interest Groups are held at differing times of different days of the week and month, in order that members can attend as many or as few as they like. See Groups link above. Prospective members may attend one or two Special Interest group meeting as a taster. If they then wish to continue attending, they are expected to join as above. Monthly meetings are open to non-members.

To join, click on one of the membership form links to the right, print the form and post it to our Secretary.