comes to Didcot
The first meeting of the Didcot & District University of the Third Age is being held on Tuesday 15 January 2013 at 2pm at Didcot Civic Hall
Didcot & District U3A is a learning cooperative of older people, which enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Activities are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly. Members, through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience, learn from each other.
Nobody has to stop learning just because they’ve stopped working. The University of the Third Age is for people who want to keep active in mind and body and are no longer in full-time employment.
There’s first age learning – at school, college, university; there’s second age learning – the skills learnt at work and there’s third age learning, when people learn whatever they want. That’s what happens in U3A.
Anyone in the Third Age can join Didcot and District U3A and this includes people who are working part time. No qualifications are required, and none are given. There is no lower or upper age limit for membership.
The Third Age is a time of creativity and fulfilment for older people. One in four of the UK population is in the Third Age.
The aims of D&D U3A are
- to encourage and enable older people in Didcot and District who are no longer in fulltime paid employment to help each other to share their knowledge, skills, interests and experience.
- to demonstrate the benefits and enjoyment to be gained and the new horizons to be discovered in learning throughout life.
- to celebrate the capabilities and potential of older people and their value to society.
- to offer a combination of opportunities to study, create, socialise, and in general, develop a fitter mind and body.
Didcot & District U3A is funded mainly by the subscriptions of its members. Its national representative body is the Third Age Trust (Registered Charity No 288007). The U3A in the UK was founded in 1982.
For further information contact:
Anne Hales, Chairperson D&D U3A on 01235 211291
13 November 2012