Narberth

Welcome to Narberth U3A

A little bit about us...

Firstly, don't be put off by the word 'university' as U3As are not formal educational establishments. We are an educational association of about 200 people no longer in full-time employment who range in age from the 50s upwards, and are part of the international University of the Third Age movement.

While we are very sociable, the emphasis is on teaching and learning. Groups focus on different areas of learning - history, art appreciation, languages, poetry, science, learning new card games and dances, music, gardening, tai chi, book groups - apart from the walking group, which of course is beneficial for health. Members themselves give talks or lead groups, and the other group members contribute to the learning and discussion.

Our monthly meetings are held at Bloomfield House, where Narberth's sports and learning facilities are located, and which has ample free parking. Some of the group meetings are held in nearby Williams Court (a residential complex within easy walking distance of Bloomfield House). Other activities are held outdoors or in members' homes, depending on the size and nature of the groups.

Guests are welcome at the monthly general meeting which is held on the second Saturday of each month starting at 10.00am at Bloomfield House. There is a talk, sometimes by an outside speaker, and it is a good opportunity to meet other members.

Currently our annual subscription is £12 (£6 for a member of another U3A) and some groups request an additional £1 per session to cover the cost of hiring a room and refreshments.

We are part of the nationwide network of U3As. As well as the national organisation, there is a Welsh regional website where you can find out what is happening in U3As all over Wales. There is a link on this page to that website. If you want to know more about the U3A ethos, click on the U3A tab.