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Saltash University of the 3rd Age (u3a) is an Unincorporated Association of people who regularly gather together to share their experiences, knowledge, philosophies, values and ideas. They learn from each other. It is a learning forum for the growth of the human spirit, the development of friendships and the exploration of ideas to enrich the quality of life in the Third Age and can be a great help in combating loneliness.

Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.

Membership of a u3a is open to all in their third age, which is defined not by a particular age but by a period in life in which full time employment has ceased.

Saltash u3a was founded in September 2006 as a result of the enthusiasm of local people and has steadily grown ever since. Our membership now exceeds 300 and currently runs over 30 activity groups – full details on our Groups page. As well as Saltash, we currently have members in Botus Fleming, Pillaton, St Germans, Landrake, Tideford, Landulph and other local towns and villages.

When and Where:

Most of our monthly branch meetings, held at Saltash Wesley Church at 2pm on the second Thursday of every month, except August, include a speaker and these talks cover a wide variety of topics. There’s a list of forthcoming talks below. Attendance at monthly meetings is regularly 80 to 150 members and there’s a chance to socialise and catch up on what’s happening in our many activity groups.