The first age is childhood and school
The second age is responsibilities and work
But the THIRD AGE is CHOICES and FREEDOM
The U3A movement offers life-enhancing opportunities to those no longer in full time employment, who are all either retired or working towards retirement. Our motto is: Live, Laugh, Learn . We try to do all three in large quantities.
The University of the Third Age was founded in 1982 and is a self-help organisation which now spreads across the globe. Its groups come together to develop new skills and interests, on a primarily social basis.
Newport U3A was founded in 1993 and has over 450 members. We are a friendly crowd from all walks of life and we enjoy varied activities through a range of 44 study and interest groups. Most groups meet for 40 weeks of the year, having breaks at the three main school holidays. Some groups continue throughout the year. For information relating to each group visit our Groups page and make your selection. More detailed information about a specific group can be gained by clicking the blue bird link which appears at the top right of each group page.
Let U3A membership add another dimension to your life. We take part in educational, creative and leisure activities in the company of others. No qualifications are needed and none are given.
Why Should I Join U3A?
To have fun
To Learn new skills and pursue interests in a friendly social group
To Meet new people and make new friends
To Stay active, both mentally and physically
Most importantly to have fun!
We welcome visitors to visit our monthly meeting or their choice of groups to 'try us out' and, we hope, join us. We ask visitors for a donation of £1. If you have attended as a visitor on 2 occasions we will ask you to join as a full member. It costs just £38 for a year. That works out at just over £3 a month for being able to attend possibly TEN activities a week. Tea/coffee/ and a biscuit are available for a small charge of 40p!
Our monthly meeting is on the first Thursday of every month 10am - 12 noon during term times. Here you can find out about us and what is coming up in the future. There is usually a guest speaker on a subject of general interest. See our Events page to see upcoming speakers. Most of our meetings and classes take place in the rooms adjoining Shaftesbury Methodist Church, Shaftesbury Street Newport, NP20 5HP.
Why not come along to a monthly meeting or a couple of groups which interest you to find out more about us? For more information of a general nature click on the blue bird at the right of this page.