Chesterfield U3A is a registered charity. It organises and facilitates activities for retired and semi-retired people. It is a unique, self-help educational movement. There is no age qualification. Members initiate and run our eighty plus different interest groups and use their skills and experience to enrich the retirement of everyone.
They cover physical activities: e.g. Yoga and walking; artistic and creative e.g. music appreciation, theatre and concert visits; the chance to travel, with day and residential trips including some abroad; learning languages, discussion groups and many more. We meet at a variety of venues, including members' homes. Details can be found under the Groups link.
Every two months we have a Open meeting at the Winding Wheel. We conduct routine business, have a refreshment break for a chat with friends and a speaker, usually to give a talk of some local interest. In the intervening months we have a coffee morning/ drop in session at the Parish Centre which is great for new members to get to know people.
Nationally, we are part of the Third Age Trust, with over 800 U3As and a combined membership of 300,000 people. You will receive a National Newsletter five times a year and a local newsletter is published on alternate months to coincide with the Open Meetings.
U3A stands for University of the Third Age (meaning retirement) but we have no paid tutors, no exams and a range of 'courses' which, even in this age of diverse learning, is far wider than a conventional university.
Joining U3A - see Join Us page
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