Teignmouth & District u3a is a mutual aid charitable organisation, self funded by membership subscriptions. We are part of the Third Age Trust which is the representative body for u3as in the UK, founded in 1982.
The Third Age is defined by a time in your life when you are no longer in full time employment or raising a family. u3a members are typically retired or semi-retired, using some of their leisure time to share their expertise, talents and enthusiasm with like-minded people, and perhaps develop new interests. There is no curriculum, no entry qualifications, no examinations and no certificates
The u3a movement encourages self-learning - the ethos is "by the members, for the members" - exploring new ideas, sharing skills and knowledge in a friendly, inclusive environment. It's learning for fun, not with the aim of gaining qualifications. Becoming a member of u3a is the ideal way to meet new people, make new friends and start a whole new learning and social life in retirement
To see the u3a principles in full, click on Principles of the u3a Movement
Registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in April 2020 - No. 1189065