Plymouth University of the Third Age

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Plymouth University of the Third Age (U3A)

Plymouth U3A is a learning co-operative of mature people which enables members to share educational, creative and leisure activities. It is not a 'university' in the accepted sense, but is a meeting place for those who are no longer in full time employment and brings together people who want to share their varying interests by way of many different subject groups.

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Our Monthly Meeting

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Holiday Inn at the Hoe end of Armada Way in Plymouth city centre.

It is convenient for the buses and underground parking is available on site at a reduced rate on the day of U3A the meeting.

Meetings start at 10.45am with tea and coffee served from 10.00am.

After the meeting, you may like to enjoy a lovely meal in the hotel restaurant over looking the Hoe, at a subsidised rate.

Upcoming Meetings

14 September
Bee keeping by Bill Finnimore.

12 October
South West Coastal Path with Anita Reynolds

9 November
Rebuilding Japan after the Tsunami, Caroline Pover.

14 December
Janet Cowland: Life and Times of JFK

11 January
Part 2 of Chris Shorrocks' Greenland Adventure.

Latest Group News

Walking Intermediate
A new group starting in September, 5 to 7 miles on the second Wednesday of each month.

Guitar
This group has closed.

City College Lunches
Lunches at the City College will resume on Thursday 15th October. If you wish to go by bus, you need to catch Plymouth Citybus 36 which leaves Derrys Cross at 11:35 and stops outside the City College in time for the start of lunch at 12:00.

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Plymouth University Partnership

The University Partnership is flourishing, opening up more mutually beneficial opportunities almost by the day. We hope you’ve enjoyed the various events on campus and in the Hoe marquee, taking part in research activities with academic staff and students, and also Peninsula Arts events, now available to you at the same discounted rate as for University Staff (Individual £42 against £60, Double £54 against £90).

Friends have free entrance to films and talks, invitations to Exhibitions, Private Views and Friends' events and concessionary rates for concerts and performances. Join at the Box Office in the Roland Levinsky Building with your U3A Membership Card.

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The University of the Third Age

Plymouth U3A is part of the University of the Third Age movement that provideslife-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery! Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them. The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust. There are currently nearly 350,000 members in 959 U3As across the UK and the world.

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