What is the U3A?
The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK. U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun. Not only that there are opportunities to enjoy a chat and a cuppa in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Who can join?
Anybody can join!
Where do we meet?
Hoylake Community Centre (see picture)
31 Hoyle Road, Hoylake CH47 3AG
Nearest station: Manor Road.
Nearest bus stop: Market Street, Chapel Road.
Car parking is available.
When do we meet?
On the first Thursday of each month.(No meeting in August)
These meetings involve an invited speaker and refreshments. Full information about how to join one of our many Interest Groups is available plus bookings for Social Events.
Please note: We are now running double speaker sessions at most of our monthly speaker meetings.
The welcome desk and self service refreshment bar are open from 1.30pm.
The Mini Hall for Interest Groups and Social Information is open from 2pm.
The first speaker session starts at approximately 2pm or a little earlier if all available seats are taken. The second, identical talk starts at approximately 3pm.
How much does it cost?
The 2019 annual subscription, due 31st January of each year, is £20, or £23 if you would like to receive the national magazine 'Third age Matters' by post 4 times a year.
You can visit twice free to see how we do things.
What do we do?
• Speaker meetings take place on the first Thursday of the month
• Interest groups of which there are approximately 37. These are diverse and active groups and new groups are formed on a regular basis. Have look at the groups’ page to see what is on offer, there is something for everybody! You could even try something new! They are organised by the members themselves.
• Outings. The social committee work hard to organise outings to various places during the year and visits to local theatres. They are usually well attended. Have a look at our events page to see the sort of events we have done or are about to do.
• Meals/lunches. These are organised on a regular basis throughout the year. Again they are usually well attended.
Members of the committee can be found on our CONTACTS page
How can I join?
- Come along to any of our meetings and visit the Membership Table or ask for the Membership Secretary.
- Click on the link on the right at the top of this page to get a membership form (2 pages) which you can print off and then complete. The completed form can be given to the Membership Secretary at the meeting or by post to address given on the form.
You can be assured of a warm welcome!