About U3A

U3A IS THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE.
The first age is childhood and youth. The second age is that period of our lives when we earn a living, buy a house, raise a family and generally establish who we are. The third age begins when most of our work and many of our responsibilities are behind us, allowing us to pursue new interests and activities. From the U3A point-of-view it starts with our fiftieth birthday.

DON’T BE PUT OFF BY THE NAME:
The University of the Third Age is not a university at all-at least, not in any conventional sense. It is comprised of groups of people pursuing shared interests under the guidance of a tutor who may well learn as much as s/he imparts. Subjects can be academic, general interest or hobbies. In case you were wondering, there are no exams and no homework.

WHAT CAN U3A DO FOR ME?
In the Tamar Valley’s chapter there are currently more than 26 standard courses on offer, and 9 special events. You can learn a language, paint a picture, play the ukelele, try your hand at fly fishing, and learn basic computing. There are courses in Positive Psychology, Bridge, Tai Chi and Cryptic Crosswords, amongst many others.  Click here to find out what courses are available this term.  Tamar Valley U3A has something for everyone.

WHY NOT TAKE A FEW MINUTES
Explore our web site and discover for yourself just what U3A has to offer? It’s as educational as you want to make it and as recreational as you could wish. Class groups are sociable, friendly and supportive.