The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a learning co-operative of like-minded people that enables members to share educational, creative and leisure activities. Honiton U3A (previously known as East Devon U3A) was formed in 1993 to cover Honiton, where it is based, and the surrounding villages. Our current membership is around 250, and growing steadily.
As well as monthly general meetings, mostly with a speaker (see our 'Events' page), members have the opportunity to join (space permitting) any of our groups, which cover a wide range of interests. Some groups are quite large and meet in venues where an additional rent is paid, although our smaller groups are usually held in members' homes.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – COVID -19
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic our General meetings at The Beehive are : TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
The Covid 19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on U3A groups throughout the country forcing cancellations of both general and group meetings and our planned events. (See our Notice to Update Members).
Our Honiton U3A is functioning albeit very restrictively and our membership is still open. We are working hard to keep our membership updated in these difficult times and to that end TWO Newsletters have been produced. The first in April - an Easter 2020 ‘Special Edition,’ and now our May Newsletter is available. They offer a compilation of Information and news plus members’ contributions of light-hearted, anecdotes, stories, cartoons and photos etc.
U3A UK VIDEO and EVENTS : In these unprecedented times groups are having to temporarily suspend their activities OR find new ways to carry on. U3A UK have produced a video illustrating just how some U3A groups across the country have adapted to the current situation. Click on Life to view.
There are also Online Events to join: For the first event, U3A members are invited to join online with experts from The National Gallery to explore Rubens’s Samson and Delilah, a story of impossible love and tragic betrayal. This event is on 3 July. The second event, 'Discovering Children's Literature' is courtesy of The British Library and will be held on 23 July. Click on On-line for more details.
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Membership runs annually from April, and fees for the current year are £10.00 for an individual member and £17.00 for two members sharing the same address. This covers not only the cost of monthly meetings, but also postal delivery of the U3A national magazine, 'Third Age Matters'.
There is a reduced membership fee of £5.00 for those first joining in October or later.
Associate membership is available to anyone showing proof of their membership of another U3A, for an annual fee of £5.00
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Honiton U3A Facebook Pages
Honiton U3A maintains a members' closed group on Facebook. Open the Link at the top of this page and click on the address to our Facebook pages.
How to join our U3A
If you like what you see on these pages, please use the contact button at the top of this page to find out more. Links to an application form for NEW MEMBERS 2020 and also MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL Forms for 2020 can be found on the ADMIN page. Complete the form and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.
How to join an interest group
Go to the 'Contact' page, complete the boxes, and Peter will respond with details of how to contact a group leader and join a group.
A link to a Renewal Form can be found on the ADMIN page and is available for download.
The U3A Trust Newsletter
The national U3A Trust produces a newsletter each month, and it provides news, operational information, resources and updates from across the U3A movement. If you would like to receive this newsletter, all you need to do is to sign-up by going to: