U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, where Third Age is defined as the stage when we have finished working full time, or raising a family, and have more time to spend on our own interests. It is not in any way like the usual sort of university, members need no qualifications and there are no exams, the name simply reflects the fact that our activities can offer opportunities for new learning in a relaxed and friendly setting. Perhaps most importantly, it offers a chance to meet a wider range of people and make new friends.
Neston U3A was formed in 2002 and currently has over 300 members. Membership is £10 per annum, which includes a £3.50 affiliation fee to the Third Age Trust and postage of the National News Magazine issued five times per year. Neston U3A is affiliated to the Nationwide Third Age Trust, which currently has a membership of over 400,000 people.
Welcome from the Chairman
Thank you for visiting the Neston U3A website. The strength of the U3A movement is that all the management and activities are provided by the members themselves on a voluntary basis. It is an excellent way of extending your interests and improving your social life. There is a reservoir of knowledge and skills amongst our members and much of the enjoyment comes from exploring new experiences together.
Apart from our monthly meetings, when we have interesting and often amusing speakers, there are many interest/activity groups, meeting as often as the members wish, giving the opportunity to share educational, creative and leisure activities. These range from Antiques to French Conversation and from Barn Dancing to Table Tennis, with many more subjects between. We also offer frequent outings to places of interest.
If you would like to join us then come along to one of our monthly meetings in Neston Civic Hall or see alternative details on our ‘Join’ page.
Neston U3A Contacts
Membership Secretary: Anne Farrall (0151 336 6335)
Group Co-ordinator: Liz Marrs (0151 336 3265)
Volunteering with Neston U3A
Neston U3A is a registered charity (No.1147830) and is run entirely by volunteers. We are always looking for more people to help with organisation and for ideas – if you are newly retired then you might find it very fulfilling to get more involved and maybe take on a small job to help provide activities for our members.