West Cumbria U3A

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                    Important  Information


The price remains at £2 including tea/coffee at the Cricket club.There is no car parking except for speakers next to the hall. However there is parking in and around Morrisons from which the club is easily accessible via a gate at the lower left corner.


The next U3A session at the Cricket club will be on 2nd February at 2pm


This session is our Annual General Meeting.

Again this year it is important to attend to help ensure the West Cumbria group continues for another year


Note there are space left for forthcoming wine tasting weekend near Penrith. Wine Weekend at Shap Wells Hotel Penrith.


15th - 17th March 2019


Two nights DBB for £140 per person plus wine tasting




Further details and booking forms from  


Pon Smith Tel. No. 01946 693081






The next Science group talk will be on February 18th.    



Cryptography through the Ages


From Ancient Rome through the Renaissance to the present, empires have guarded their secrets using cryptographic ciphers. Cipher machines changed over the centuries from rotating discs to the Enigma machine, and the ciphers became stronger and harder to crack.

Mike Hind


The Chairman;Susan Edwards has asked for interest in a chess group


A quilting group has been formed with meetings in Maryport . For more details speak to Jennifer Hocking 01946695682


The Lakes College Active Zone (Lillyhall) have set aside Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 12.00 for members of our U3A and other interested people. The sessions are popular and run throughout the year and cost £2.00.   For more information please ring Susan Edwards






What is the U3A?

  The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Many people ask how it has what, to the British, is quite a peculiar name.  

In the UK the local groups are not linked to universities as they were originally in France where the organistion originated. In addition Third Age has little meaning in the UK, although it has a real meaning to the French to define social groups. However, if we can get over this hurdle we have access to a flourishing social and learning organisation open to all.


Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.


It's never too late to learn! Join the 361,078 members in 1000 U3As throughout the UK today