Members of the Third Age TrustWelshpool & District University of the Third Age (U3A) is a cheerful self-help organisation devoted to keeping the more mature brain active. We welcome as members people from all walks of life who are no longer in full-time work. We cover the towns of Welshpool and Montgomery, and their surrounding rural areas.
Each U3A is autonomous and decides how it is run and organised. We have monthly general meetings, usually with an invited speaker, held on the first Tuesday morning of the month in the COWSHACC, Welshpool. Specialist Interest Groups meet as and when they wish.
The U3A is not a university in the usual sense. We do not require entry qualifications, and we don't give out certificates or degrees either. But we are a university in that we try to discover what we don't know about the world around us.
Formed in 2005, we are part of a national and international movement of people who believe that, we should always be mentally and physically active. Now there is time to dig into all those things we might have missed out on whilst working and bringing up a family.
In the UK U3As are supported nationally by the Third Age Trust. The U3A movement in Britain was set up in the early 1980s.
Specialist Interest GroupsOur main activities are carried out in Interest Groups, where members come together to learn about and participate in a particular topic. There is pretty well something for everyone!
Take a look at our Groups menu on the right for more detail.