Chester U3A was founded more than 25 years ago in 1993.
It is part of a much bigger movement, nationally and internationally, whose aim is to encourage people in their ‘third age’ to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them.
There are no entry requirements and no qualifications are given – all who are no longer in full time employment are welcome.
It is all about keeping mind and body active in later life – while having fun.
U3A is the only UK educational organisation that is entirely run by the members for the members, and so Chester U3A is a totally volunteer-led organisation.
There are over 1,000 members who may join in with one or more of almost 100 learning/interest groups of their choice.
Subjects range from art to history, raquetball to singing – and if no suitable group is available then members may start a new group to further their learning.
Members also attend informative monthly talks as well as visits to interesting places along with theatre and concert trips.
How to find out more…
You can attend one of the new Monday morning drop-in sessions at Storyhouse where all current members are invited to join some of the group’s committee to chat about anything that takes their fancy.
Prospective new members are welcome to come along and find out more about the U3A movement and to consider whether this group might be for them.
The initial meetings are planned for Monday 3rd June and Monday 1st July (both 10.30am –12.30pm).
‘Coffee Time at Storyhouse’ is an opportunity to meet other members, bring friends along to discover U3A, find out more about the interest groups and ask as many questions as you can think of.