Welcome to Tweeddale U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) was founded in Paris in 1979 and is now an international organisation. It came to the UK in 1982 and there are currently over a quarter of a million members in over 1000 independently-run U3As under the umbrella of the Third Age Trust. Each U3A provides educational, creative and recreational activities in a friendly environment, and is open to anyone who is no longer in full-time employment. To learn more about the U3A movement, click on the U3A tab at the top of the page, which will take you to the UK national website, where you will find a wealth of information.

To find out more about the U3A's history, and its aims and guiding principles, follow the links on this page to 'The U3A Story', and 'The U3A Movement', which you can also access from the Third Age Trust's website. If you are already a member you can log in to view the members only pages.

Tweeddale U3A, serving Peebles and the surrounding area, was founded in 2004 and now has over 200 members and 32 interest groups.

We offer:

  • A programme of daytime educational, creative and leisure activities in a friendly and informal atmosphere
  • A wide range of interest groups. Click on the Groups button at the top of the page to find out more
  • Monthly meetings with visiting speakers
  • Outings to places of interest
  • Social events
  • A twice-yearly newsletter, with reports from groups, and individual contributions on a variety of topics from members.

Activities are run by members for members, who share their interest and skills in a friendly informal way. You do not have to be an expert.

Since we learn for the pleasure of learning no qualifications are required and none are given.

In addition we hold open meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, with a summer break during July and August. There is an invited speaker at each meeting, followed by tea, coffee, biscuits and chat.

The membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August. For more about membership fees, and what membership entitles you to, click on the Membership button at the top of the page.

Registered Charity No. SC 037086