Paisley & District

Welcome - Paisley & District U3A

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Welcome to Paisley & District U3A website

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A Word from our Chair, Kathy O’Donnell

“Plenty Going On”

Given the restrictions we are enduring due to Covid-19 our Executive Committee feel it is important that we attempt to keep connected with as many of our members as possible.

Our organisation offers opportunities to learn for people who have retired from full-time employment.

Our strap-line is “Learn, Laugh, Live” - and laughing is so important at the moment.

Not only do we offer Monthly Meetings, we also have a number of interest groups already meeting on Zoom. These include: Learn Bridge, Book Club, Conversational Spanish, Meditation, Opera Appreciation, Tea Around 3.00PM, and Local History who are planning a new programme for Zoom.

Other Groups also offer virtual tours, such as Architecture Group, and the Garden Gang.

There is plenty going on at Paisley & District U3A – Don’t go it alone ….

Why not give us a try? - Come and join us!
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PLEASE NOTE: To participate in future "Zoom" events, members must have a computer (or other compatible device) and access to broadband.
Firstly download the Zoom app from the internet site here : https://zoom.us/download

Details of the Zoom meeting ID and Passcode will be emailed to members prior to the meeting. This will give you access to the meeting on the day.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR "LIVE" ZOOM EVENTS, THEN PLEASE VISIT OUR VIDEO PAGE AGAIN SOON AS WE PLAN TO HAVE A RECORDINGS OF MONTHLY MEETING TALKS AVAILABLE ONLINE - (SEE VIDEO PAGE).
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

In accordance with the advice issued by both the Scottish and Westminster Governments, Paisley and District U3A are suspending monthly meetings until further notice.

We know that our meetings are valued by members, and will resume as soon as
is practicable. Many group leaders have been able to hold their sessions
virtually, online, or by email - you can check with individual group leaders
about this.

Paisley Aerial

Click the thumbnail for a full size aerial photograph of Paisley. Photograph courtesy of Gavin McCormick Photography.

Paisley & District U3A is a place to learn new things, socialise and have fun as you share what you know, and make some new friends.
We are the 50th U3A established in Scotland. If you don’t find what you are looking for on our site, please contact us, and we’ll try to help.

Who are we?

Most of us are retired people who want to know more about topics that interest us. We are all volunteers who like the idea of pooling our skills to learn from each other. With over 100 members, and a growing number of Interest/Activity Groups to choose from, our U3A also offers regular Monthly Meetings and Events.

Our members can enjoy a Tea or Coffee, meet new people, and hear from a wide range of guest speakers. We’ll also update you on the latest U3A groups, activities and events so you have these dates for your diary.

What is a U3A?

Basically, a U3A helps people who are no longer in full time employment to learn for the fun of it and so get more out of life. The U3A motto is ‘learn, laugh, live’.
Each U3A is an independent local body. Interest groups are run by volunteer members who want to share their knowledge, expertise and experience with others. No qualifications are needed to join, or to lead a group, and none are awarded.

Anyone retired or semi-retired living in or near the Paisley area can join our U3A. You can find out more about the U3A movement by visiting the U3A Trust and other events for Scottish U3A members at U3A Scotland