Penicuik and District U3A welcomes members from Penicuik and the surrounding district. Our U3A was founded in 2009 and we now have over 120 members, with 22 Interest Groups, and growing. Members can join as many Interest Groups as they wish and we encourage suggestions from members for new Interest Groups.
We also hold Open Meetings, when we have a guest speaker followed by tea/coffee, refreshments and a blether, in Penicuik Town Hall on the third Thursday of each month (except June, July, August and December).
The annual membership fee is currently £15 which gives access to as many Interest Groups as you wish as well as the Open Meetings.
The University of the Third Age
Penicuik and District U3A is an autonomous member of the Third Age Trust, and the international "University of the Third Age." It is affiliated to U3A Scotland. The aims of the U3A are to provide retired and semi-retired people with the opportunity for mutual learning, education and leisure activities, giving space and time to meet other people with similar interests and to keep an active mind, and in some groups an active body too. The activities of individual Interest Groups are self-managed and self-funded (generally free), and draw on the skills and experience of the membership. Each local U3A decides on the activities it wishes to organise and its Interest Groups are set up and run by the members themselves.