Land's End & District



Our U3A(University of the Third Age) is open to all people who are at that stage of their life when they are no longer in full-time employment and who live in or around St.Just in Penwith and the surrounding area.

Our members promote the values of life-long learning and the positive attributes of belonging to a local social group. Learning is for its own sake, with no qualifications being sought or offered and enjoyment being the prime motive. Leaders of our separate groups are all U3A members, so can tailor their groups to the interests of their members.

The LEAD(Land’s End and District) U3A operates as an independent group, but is also a member of the Third Age Trust whose registered office is 52 Lant Street, London, SE1 1RB. We are self-funded with membership subscriptions kept as low as possible, currently £10 per annum, and attendance at meetings £1 per session for members. Visitors are welcome to attend any of our meetings, at a charge of £1.50 per session, with a maximum of three visits before we request that they take up full membership.

To find out more information why not pop along to one of our Wednesday afternoon sessions at the Miners' Chapel, where you will be made very welcome.


The Land's End and District U3A officially started in 2001, and has been running each week ever since, reaching a membership of approximately 40.

The objects of our U3A as written in the constitution are twofold, namely:

(i) To advance the education of the public and, in particular, the education of people in our local area who are no longer in full-time gainful employment;

(ii) To provide facilities for leisure time and recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for those people in the interests of their social welfare.

Over time our U3A has developed varied interest groups (See Groups pages) as members' wishes decide. Currently there are five groups:

(i) Art for pleasure, meeting on Thursday mornings;

(ii) Games and crafts, meeting on alternate Wednesday afternoons;

(iii) Writing for pleasure, currently meeting on an ad hoc basis;

(iv) Social meetings, on alternate Wednesdays to games and crafts, with speakers and outings as detailed in our Events programme;

(v) Garden visits, on one full Friday and one half-day Thursday each month, between February and October.

We encourage any member to develop their own interest group, although this is on a strictly voluntary and unpaid basis. Further details of the aims, objectives and policies of the U3A can be found by following the link to The Third Age Trust.

If you have a Query please contact the Secretary.