What is U3A?
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. U3A is all about the joy of shared learning and members teach and learn from each other, following a wide variety of leisure pursuits in a friendly and informal way. No qualifications are necessary and none are awarded. What we do and how we do it is up to the members.
What happens at Hay U3A?
Hay U3A meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Baskerville Hall, Clyro, HR3 5LE.
The morning session starts at 10.30 am and the afternoon at 1.15pm
Lunch is available in the hotel and can be booked when you arrive in the morning.
Interest groups meet at different venues and different days and include trips, events and activities.
Hay U3A charges a £15 annual membership and £5 to attend the monthly meeting. The costs of the interest groups depend on each activity. If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, please do. You will be made welcome.
Where are we located?
Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli) is a small market town which sits on a foothill of the Black Mountains of Wales. Crowned by a 12th Century castle, it straddles the Welsh-English border, the River Wye, and the counties of Brecknock and Radnor (Powys) and neighbours with Herefordshire.
Bookseller, ‘King’ Richard Booth, declared independence for Hay in 1975, launching its international reputation as the second-hand book capital of the world and preparing the way for its famous literary festival.