WELCOME TO NEWPORT, SHROPSHIRE U3A
U3A is the "University of the Third Age". Membership is open to retired and semi-retired men and women, irrespective of race, religion or politics.
The University of the Third Age was founded in France at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Toulouse in 1973 and has since become an international organisation. Each country has developed its own style, with an emphasis in the UK on participation by members rather than on formally organised courses. The UK's U3A was founded in 1982 and has been a major success. Today there are over 800 branches and over 318,000 members. U3A neither requires nor awards any qualifications.
Newport is a thriving market town in Shropshire, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin.
Newport U3A was started March 2013 and became fully affiliated to the U3A in August 2013. To date there are over 30 interest groups offering a wide range of social, learning and leisure activities. Over 200 members have joined and membership is growing.
If you would like to learn more about our U3A an informal drop-in coffee morning is held at The Barley in the High Street every 1st Friday of the month. Anytime between 10.30 and 12. There will be members there to talk to and show you what is on offer.
Membership is £15 per annum with an extra £2.50 for a subscription to Third Age Matters magazine