The University of the Third Age (U3A) is launching a new group in Ruddington on Monday 19th March at 2pm at the Methodist Church on Charles Street. The meeting will be informal, with tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
U3A stands for “University of The Third Age,” where retired and semi-retired people make new friends, keep active and learn together. Of course it’s not a university in the usual sense. It’s a university of life.
Our members are older people who’ve had years of experience in work and education, and now that we’ve retired from all that, the U3A is a way of using this knowledge for our own enjoyment. Each local U3A is a charity run entirely by its own volunteer members, but we’re all part of a national organisation providing educational, cultural and social opportunities for people who are retired or not in full-time employment.
There have been U3As in Nottinghamshire for over 30 years. There are currently 28 U3As in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The idea for a U3A in Ruddington was first suggested by local residents who had joined U3As outside the village.
At U3A, we share learning, fun and friendship in a vibrant, enjoyable and varied way. Members suggest and organise interest groups in a wide variety of subjects, both educational and social. Most U3As have a wide range of groups from walking to trips and visits, gardening to reading, theatre to tea dancing, badminton to science. No qualifications are required and none are given.
So come along and learn all about us! If you enjoy making new friends, the stimulation of learning new things and passing your knowledge on to others, you’ll be made very welcome.