Friendship and Fun through Lifelong Learning

Flintshire U3A


Friendship and Fun through Lifelong Learning

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The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international self-help organisation for retired and semi-retired people, which provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities in lifelong learning. The success of each U3A is that they draw on the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members.

Flintshire U3A is a vibrant association of groups, which meet to offer a wide variety of activities and interests.
These meetings also offer a chance to make new friends, share interests and develop new skills in an informal and friendly atmosphere.

September 2016 Updates

A celebration of 1,000 U3As

To mark reaching the milestone of 1,000 U3As, a special event is being held on the 22nd Eric Midwinter (founder of the U3A movement) and Baroness Frances d'Souza (Speaker of the House of Lords) will be addressing the hall.
Tickets cost just £5 and are available now via Eventbrite.
To book, just click here or visit

We have a
new group starting this month. It’s called Smiles. There will be an initial meeting to assess interest  for details click here.

The next course on
Understanding Memory commences on Monday 10th October from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The course consists of 4 two hour sessions, led by Monica Norton and Angela Taylor.

For details click here.

Coming up - An Open Talk on September 13th, organised by the Exploring Science Group, the the speaker is Professor Martin Mortimer and the topic is ‘Food Security and Climate Change’. This is a ticketed event click here for details.

Coming up - Beach Clean- up
This event was inspired by the Open Meeting on Marine Conservation by Paul Kay concerning the extreme danger to marine life caused by plastics etc.

More volunteers are needed on 14th Sept for the FU3A part in The Big Dee Beach Clean-up which has it's 10th anniversary this year. Representatives of FU3A have been invited to attend the official launch at Chester Racecourse.

We are working with Marine Conservation and Flintshire County Council.

FCC have risk assessed the day and insured the event. They also supply litter pickers and they will remove all the bagged rubbish.

We will meet at Talacre Beach at 10.30 and work till about 3pm.

Please contact Marie on 01352 752844 or by email click here if you feel you could help.
More details of what to bring will be supplied to any volunteers.

Coming up - October 13th Coffee Morning

Some of us will be in Bath with the Away Stay group, those of you who are not will be most welcome to attend the Coffee morning. Marie and John will be your hosts. For details click here.

Chris Winner,  September 2016

Flintshire U3A - Registered Charity No: 1096025

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