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Learn, laugh and live with Newquay u3a

Founded in 1982, u3a is a UK-wide movement of locally-run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn for fun. Members explore new ideas, skills and activities together. There are 1,057 u3as with over 450,000 members; membership costs less than £20 on average per year and is open to everyone who is no longer in full-time work. A national periodic magazine is available to our members, together with a wide range of learning aids to help pursue learning - not for qualifications, but for fun. Members are encouraged to contribute by offering their own skills and knowledge to fellow members, giving life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities.

Newquay u3a's current annual subscription is £15, which includes the national subscription. Our group leaders come from within our members, so that costs are kept to a minimum.

The monthly general meeting takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Lane Theatre. Chat over a tea/coffee from 10.15am - 10.45am before the meeting at 11am, including a guest speaker, entertainment, or social. Our current membership is approximately 180, and between 70-100 attend the monthly meeting on a regular basis pre-Covid.

We currently offer a number of interest groups, covering a wide variety of subjects held at different venues. These groups are slowly restarting after lockdown and some need new leaders. New groups can be set up at any time by two or three members sharing a common interest.

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If you wish to join Newquay u3a please click on the Contact tab or button and complete the form or download an application form.

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