West Cumbria U3A

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Suzanne Cooper will talk to us about Dementia.  What it is, and also what it is not, and what can be done


                    Important  Information


The price for the fortnighty monthly meetings 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 14th April at 2pm



The next Science group talk will be on April 15th  at the Chase 10am. The topic will be Barrow shipbuilding and the last Barrow liner in 1960          Alan Banks  


After the AGM the voted members met to form a committee and agree roles:

West Cumbria U3A committee Members  2019


Kevan Baker                  01946 62635 kevanbaker@btopenworld.com


Lyn Baker  01946 62635   lynbaker@btopenworld.com


Jennifer Hocking   01946 695682     shersh00@btinternet.com


Gerry Dunleavy    01946 67545           gerrydunleavy93@hotmail.co.uk


John Fisher    01946 692185    fisherplatt@gmail.com


Cath Blinco01946  Catherine.Blinco@sky.com


Linda Dunleavy01946 67545           gerrydunleavy93@hotmail.co.uk    




The Art Appreciation Group arranged for March will not now take place due to late complications concerning dates and venue.

It is hoped that this is only a hiccup and can be rearranged for a later date. Margaret Hildrop


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. 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