Welcome to the Hucknall and District U3A

Welcome to the website of Hucknall & District University of the Third Age.

The University of the Third Age, or U3A for short, is an international self -help organisation which aims to encourage like- minded people no longer in full time employment to join together in educational, creative, cultural and leisure activities. In the University of the Third Age the word ‘University’ is used in its original sense of people coming together to share and pursue learning in all its forms.

We are a friendly community of people engaged in learning – and learning from each other. There are no professional tutors or teachers it is the members who share their skills, knowledge and interests through educational, social, active and recreational group activities. There are no examinations or qualifications required or awarded only learning for enjoyment and stimulation.

Hucknall & District U3A was founded in 2008 and has grown to a membership of just over 400. Our activities are focussed around a wide range of Interest Groups; we currently have over 40 groups that cover a mix of activities and all depend on a willingness to share one’s knowledge and to learn from others. The U3A is about active involvement, new groups are both encouraged and welcomed, so if you have an interest, hobby or subject expertise to share the U3A is the place to be.

There is a monthly meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at Hucknall Leisure Centre where members can talk to our Group organisers, find out more about our activities, and join groups that interest them. There is usually a speaker for approximately one hour, the topics are varied, often illustrated, and are chosen to reflect different tastes and interests.

We have a Main Committee of up to 12 members and a Social Sub Committee who provide an enjoyable and varied range of whole group activities and events.

Our website contains information about all our groups, as well as news about recent activities and our monthly newsletter. If you would like more information about joining, have a look at our membership page on this website.

David Rose
Chairman, Hucknall & District U3A

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