Ledbury & District

Welcome to Ledbury & District u3a pages!

Ledbury & District u3a and Covid

It was an unprecedented year and Ledbury & District u3a had to change the way it operates dramatically. Sadly that has inevitably meant cancellations, though with our typical ingenuity a fair number of activities have kept going in altered ways. Happily the vaccines offer us hope for the rest of 2021 beyond with most of our members already vaccinated twice. We are hoping and planning to resume our full range of activities energised anew. Indeed our walking groups are out there again - socially distanced of course. Then the u3a we know and love can get us back together and meet the objectives of the ‘learn, laugh, live’ philosophy

What is u3a?

u3a (The University of the Third Age) provides opportunities for

  • Companionship
  • Learning activities
  • Practical activities
  • Fun activities
  • Outings

for people who have 'retired' from full time employment.

u3a is part of the Third Age Trust (a registered charity) and comprises some 724 locally organised u3a bodies who operate under the guidance of a Central Office in Bromley, Kent. To purchase a 60 page illustrated paperback booklet which gives a short history of the U3A Movement click The u3a story.

Membership of Ledbury & District u3a, and Benefits

Ledbury and District u3a was formed in 2003 and currently has around 500 members. It is run by a Committee elected from the membership that exercises general oversight of the 'Interest Groups' in which the majority of activities take place. We are a registered charity, No.1104465.
Members pay an annual fee. In return they become entitled to:

  • Join as many of the Interest Groups as you wish
  • Attend the Monthly General Meeting in Ledbury
  • Receive our own quarterly newsletter and the 'Third Age Matters' national magazine
  • Join in our organised outings
  • Attend courses run by Central u3a or undertake online learning provided by them or through their alliance with Open University

(There is a nominal charge levied for attendance at our Monthly General Meetings and Interest Group meetings, to cover incidental costs.)

What one of our members has said: "I should like to express my appreciation of this organisation, and the many and varied interest groups it contains. I find the newsletter, as only one of its functions, a very useful aide memoire and I often use the website. But most of all I must mention the kindness and friendship given by the members and their assistance in making the most of the opportunities available. Thank you."

Becoming a Member, or finding out more: Please contact our Membership Secretary.