History of u3a
The British u3a movement began in 1982 when three academics in Cambridge, who were approaching retirement, met to discuss the intellectual and cultural prospects for older people. In France there was an organisation called Université du Troisième Age, and this was taken as the model. The first u3a group was set up in Cambridge, to be followed shortly by one in London. There are now around 1,000 u3a groups in the UK. Our own Callington u3a was formed in 2003.
Aims & Objectives
If you are newly retired or have just moved into the area and are interested in finding new friends or developing new hobbies or sharing your skills with others then u3a is perfect for you. We have around 25 interest groups that you can join ranging from art, games, quizzes, skittles, walking and much more. If there isn’t a group for your hobby or skill then why not consider starting and running your own interest group within u3a sharing your skills with others and helping us grow.
We meet every 1st Monday of the month in Callington town hall at 10 till 12 with refreshments (at a small charge) while you enjoy a guest speaker. There is also a raffle, a secondhand book sale as well as display boards showing some of the group activities. You will have the opportunity to speak to some of the leaders who run them. The committee and group leaders are volunteers and members of u3a so it is run by members for its members.
Yearly membership is currently £13 single or £25 joint.
Why not check out what we have to offer on our website www.u3asites.org.uk/Callington