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U3A – WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT DO
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The U3A movement is in its 35th year, with over 425.000 members and 1043 branches within the UK, including 20 in Cornwall. 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.
The primary role of the U3A is to provide leisure, social and lifelong learning opportunities for retired and semi-retired people, either to gain new knowledge, or to expand any ideas they may already have. New interests, entertainment and companionship are enjoyed and members are encouraged to contribute by offering their own skills and knowledge to fellow members, giving life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities.
The Newquay U3A now enters its 12th year. The 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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