The University of the Third Age
Bude & District

Life enhancing opportunities for the retired and semi retired

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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


“U3A gave me the opportunity to explore, share and learn many new skills- and make new friends in the process”


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

Arts and Crafts

We have many artists and creators among us. Have a look at some of our groups.


Our area has great places for visits and days out. Many of our groups explore the region.

Whats On?

Upcoming Events

Tue 17
Wed 18

Hands On Day

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 18

Creative Writing 2

January 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu 19

Open Monthly Meeting

January 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 20