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 main talk is on 28th November.  


The history and development of stringed instruments, especially the harp with Albert Waterhouse


After that it is the annual Christmas Lunch on  12th December  

at Hunday Manor Hotel




For your diaries, the first 2019 talk is on 9th January


      The next Science group talk will be on November 19th   Supernovae - How  do some stars spectacularly end their lives and does this matter to us here on Earth.  What supernovae are revealing about the evolution of the Universe and how amateur astronomers are working with professionals to study them. Robin Leadbeater


The next wine appreciation evening will be on 23rd November at the Chase Hotel. Contact Pon Smith for details


Note that the Scrabble group has failed due to lack of numbers



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 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