Ledbury & District

Welcome to Ledbury & District u3a pages!

Learn, laugh, live - as Covid Restrictions ease

Ledbury u3a is very pleased to be able to resume our activities as our members are once again permitted meet up in person. With our typical ingenuity a fair number of activities have kept going in altered ways but now we can start to return to a more normal style. In some cases we have found new venues with the space and facilities to allow us to meet again face to face in a safe manner.

Most members will have been double jabbed but we shall of course be sensible and in certain circumstances may decide to wear masks and keep our distance.

If you are new to the area, looking for a new interest, or just keen to get back to doing what you enjoyed before, then do please join (or rejoin) us.

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

To become a member please contact our Membership Secretary, who will answer any queries and send you the forms and instructions.

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 - currently we have over 40 groups ranging from an art group to a walking group, from dancing to science and technology
  • 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."