The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a learning co-operative of like-minded people that enables members to share educational, creative and leisure activities. There are more than 50 U3As in Scotland and over 1000 in Britain with over 400,000 individual members.
'U3A in Lenzie' is a U3A which started in October 2009 by now honorary member Gillian Lindsay and her late husband John, and has about 120 of a membership. Currently most of our members are from Lenzie, Kirkintilloch and surrounding areas.
As well as a local monthly meeting, some with a speaker, attendees have the opportunity to join (space permitting) any of our groups, which cover a wide range of interests. Contact Secretary Margaret tel 0141 777 7641 for more details.
Visitors are welcome to come along to the monthly meetings to see what is on offer and how we run. There is no charge for your first 2 U3A meetings and/or 4 events before joining - come along and have a taster, just turn up and introduce yourself or, if you prefer, contact one of the committee members (see contact page) and they will look out for you.
Membership runs annually from April, and the fee at present is £20 for single member, or £30 for a couple. There is a pro–rata membership fee for those joining after April Please use Contact menu for more details.
Membership fees cover the cost of administration, speakers, calendars, and also postal delivery of the 5 copies of the U3A's national magazine, 'Third Age Matters'.
If you can't get out and about there is a VIRTUAL U3A see following notes:
=== The Virtual U3A (vU3A), is an online-only U3A, affiliated to the Third Age Trust. One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A. More information and a video are available on the public website www.vu3a.org where you can also apply for membership. Why not pay it a visit? And if you know of anyone who might benefit, please pass the information on. ===