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(University of the 3rd Age)
www.u3a.org.uk (national)    www.chewvalleyu3a.org.uk (local)

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Chew Valley U3A has a monthly meeting on the third Monday of the month at Ubley Parish Hall. The meeting starts at 10am with refreshments. Notices are given out at 10.30 and the Speaker begins his or her talk at about 10.40am.

Membership of Chew Valley U3A is £10 per annum but if you just wish to come to listen to a particular speaker the cost is £2.50.

On Monday, 16 March, David English will be giving Chew Valley U3A a talk entitled "A Loss Adjuster's Tale". It will shed new light on the work of loss adjusters in the Insurance business. This will take place at the Ubley Village Hall at 10.30 am and the doors will be open to welcome new members and old at 10am when refreshments will be available.There will be a meeting fee of £1 for members or £2.50 for visitors. New members are always welcome and the membership fee is £10 per year (renewable each January)..

Anyone not in full time employment, in the Third Age (usually over 50 but not necessarily) can join; all you need is interest and enthusiasm! It is called a university, but it has members not students. No qualifications are required and none are given.

U3A (University of the Third Age) is a learning co-operative of older people which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Activities are organised mainly in small groups that meat regularly, often in each other’s homes. Members, through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience, learn from each other. Speakers are enjoyed on a variety of topics.

U3A has a self-help learning principle. Members form interest groups covering as wide a range of topics and activities as they desire; by the members, for the members. The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust. For more information visit the national or local websites (above) or phone the Secretary

Annette Chilcott

The University of The Third Age began in France in 1972. The first British U3A was set up in Cambridge in 1982. In 1999 three local women, Jocelyn Ryder Smith, Anne Woodford and Raynor Nixon, thought that the Chew Valley might support its own U3A for people who did not want to travel as far as Bath, Wells or Bristol. The inaugural meeting was in January 2000 and we have never looked back.

The value of
U3A is social as well as keeping the mind stimulated. As well as the more serious study groups we have bridge and Mah Jong, pub lunch groups and a range of outings and trips.

Nationally U3A runs many residential study schools in various parts of Britain and the two main Summer Schools are held at Cirencester.

For more information visit our website chewvalleyu3a.org.uk or the national website www.u3a.org.uk, or phone me.

Anyone wishing to find out more should check out the website www.chewvalleyu3a.org.uk