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


Following on from the very successful Beach Clean-up we have been asked if we can find 10 volunteers to work with two of the  Flintshire Countryside wardens on the sand dunes at Talacre. The conservation task involves pulling out some invasive species particularly clematis. These plants were introduced many years ago when residents of the warren kept gardens.

All equipment and instruction will be provided by the wardens and if weather conditions are suitable a fire will be lit to burn them off. This promises to be an interesting experience and if you would like to get involved e-mail Marie or phone 01352 752844.

Volunteers will be contacted with further information.

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Trustee and Network Communications:  we get regular updates from both the Trustee for Wales and the North Wales Network.  New communications will be published on the page. Click here for the latest update from the Trustee. The page is also available under the <Home> button above.

A celebration of 1,000 U3As

To mark reaching the milestone of 1,000 U3As, a special event is being held on the 22nd  of November 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

new group 'Smiles’ is up and running and welcomes new members - click here for details

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 - October 10th U3A Explores Science at the Ri  to be held at Royal Institution in London.  Details have been forwarded to Group Coordinators.

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.

Coming up - November 24th  2016 at 11am, The Secret Language of Art (a U3A event) -
at the National Gallery.

It will be held in the Sainsbury Wing Theatre, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN, London, United Kingdom. To register for the event click here

Chris Winner,  September 2016

Flintshire U3A - Registered Charity No: 1096025

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