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The primary role of the U3A is to provide life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for learning for semi-retired and retired people, either to gain new knowledge and insights or to expand on what they already have. New interests, entertainment and companionship are enjoyed, and members are encouraged to contribute by offering their own skills and knowledge to other members.
U3A is a self-help organisation and our Group Leaders come from within Newquay U3A, so costs are kept to a minimum. Newquay U3A present membership has grown to well over 200. We have between 70 and 100 members attending the monthly general meetings at the Lane Theatre on the outskirts of Newquay (map for Monthly Meeting). Various speakers are invited to our monthly meetings to inform and entertain us, after our social get-together over refreshments.
We have many interest groups covering varied subjects, meeting as required in a wide variety of venues or at each others' homes, and are entirely voluntary. New groups can be set up at any time by two or three members who share a common interest.
U3A is an international organisation. The UK national office, which is at 52 Lant Street, London SE1 1RB, issues a periodic magazine and also stocks a wide and ever increasing range of learning aids to buy or borrow. Much of this material is from the Open University and is very well presented. We now also have a regional website featuring all the South West U3A Region.
Below are some photos from recent events. Please click on them to see them full size. More photos of our Groups can be seen on the relevant Group Interest pages