Bude and District U3A is a part of The University of the Third Age. A unique self-help learning movement for people no longer in full time employment. We offer an opportunity for older people to pursue shared interests in many subjects within a sociable environment. It aims to encourage ‘third agers’ to engage in educational, creative and leisure activities at minimal cost by making use of the skills and knowledge of its members.
A university in the original sense of the word, the U3A is a collective of people devoted to learning, with members not students, and all of whom are in their Third Age.
The movement started in France in 1974. There are currently more than 1000 U3As in the United Kingdom, with nearly 390,000 individual members
A warm welcome awaits all new members of U3A. We actively seek new members
Learning together is part of the ethos of U3A, by sharing our knowledge we create our university
Bring your life skills and experiences and let others gain from your insights
Our area has great places for visits and days out. Many of our groups explore the region.