Welcome To Kirkby & District u3a WebSite
Please note groups and meetings are temporary suspended due to the Corona virus pandemic.
Apologies to regular visitors to this site. Due to the pandemic we have not had any updates to post.
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The University of the Third Age, u3a, movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its u3as, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
A u3a group is run entirely by its own members, by sharing their skills and knowledge to enable its members to learn new hobbies and broaden their educational knowledge.
Kirkby u3a was formed in September 2011 by Anne Levey, our resident Chairperson.
With the help of Eileen Clarke and Anne Murphy they all worked hard by circulating the Kirkby area with news letters, flyers, and local newspaper articles.
Anne Levey was also interviewed by Radio Merseyside to promote the advantages of joining a U3A group.
Learning for pleasure in a friendly environment
With the help and support of a like minded committee, Kirkby formed a friendly u3a group to enable all members to share educational, creative, and social activities.
The Main u3a web site enables members to register on online educational courses, plus members can gain access to the Open University web site.
The Kirkby u3a group are always keen to attract new members who wish to share their knowledge and expand our group activities.
If a member wishes to share their skills and setup a new group please contact Anne Levey "please use the Contact page to get in touch"
Kirkby u3a's membership is £12.00 per year.
All Group activities:
Activities are always held in venues that provide free room hire therefore, there are no added charges to our members.
Some groups will provide tea and coffee free.
Meetings Are always held on the last Thursday of the month.
Venue: St Joseph's Social Club, Bewley Drive, Southdene Kirkby. L32 7PZ
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Entrance Fee: £1.00
Please note: Tea coffee and biscuits are included in entrance fee. Speakers or a film show will always be held at our monthly meetings.
Details of monthly meeting speakers can be viewed on our events page. Please click the button on above heading.
We look forward to welcoming you to join us at our friendly group venues and monthly meetings.
History of Kirkby
Kirkby is mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. It was then known as Cherchebi, meaning settlement by the church. It is believed that a simple Chapel has existed in Kirkby from about 870 A.D., this tradition being inscribed on a stone at the base of the Cross which was erected within the present Kirkby parish church grounds in 1875. Though there is no evidence to support this claim, a chapel is known to have existed on this site after the Norman Conquest. The parish Church of St Chad houses a red sandstone font, dating back to the Normans.