WE ARE STILL LEARNING, LAUGHING AND LIVING WITHE OUR U3A
COVID19 - JUNE 2020
While lockdown measures are being eased, under current government and health advice, we are not yet able to resume our monthly meetings. A small number of our interest groups are restarting meetings in person outside with social distancing in place. Other groups continue to keep in touch and meet online.
We will of course keep the situation under review as the situation and advice changes.The health and well being of our members remains paramount at all times.
Meeting at West Leigh Baptist Church, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea
We are very pleased you have decided to visit our website
Our LEIGH-ON-SEA U3A, started in 2007 and continues to grow enthusiastically. At our monthly meetings we have a speaker and during tea break a chance to socialise and find out about Groups, events and outings. We enjoy learning, socialising and having fun together. If you join us, we hope you will not only join our Groups but will consider what skills/help you can offer and maybe even start a group.
BACKGROUND - The U3A is a learning organisation made up of self-help groups run by their members. We welcome people who are no longer in full time employment who wish to learn and socialise together. There are currently over 1046 U3As across the country in this growing, dynamic organisation. People coming together, learning together, not for qualifications but the sheer joy of discovery.
A contribution from Writing for Pleasure Leader Lew Button says it all....
One early Spring morning in May, I told my mates I’m joining U3A.
They answered “you must be quite mad, it’s the worst idea you’ve ever had.
That’s for ladies of a certain age, and gents who now don’t get a wage!”
But I joined and, to my surprise, I’ll tell you – it opened my eyes.
You see, it’s all up to you, the wonderful things you can do.
There’s music from Mozart to Bach, knock down skittles just for a lark.
Go with Andy for lunch that’s quite fine, and consume several bottles of wine.
Listen to jazz and bebop and swing, go to Ray and old songs you sing.
Be surprised, what you do at your leisure, the variety of things for your pleasure.
Write a story if you are quietly inclined, who knows, it may improve your mind.
Do you want to appear in a play? Do all of these things in a day.
Lots of other things to do as well, there are far too many to tell.
So, to my doubting friends, I say – THREE CHEERS FOR THE U3A!!
COME AND JOIN US TO SEE HOW MUCH ENJOYMENT THE U3A CAN BRING TO YOUR LIFE! OVER 439,000 MEMBERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE CURRENTLY DOING JUST THAT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU.