August 2020 Newsletter published – for Members

Bude & District U3A

Life enhancing opportunities for the retired and semi retired

Unfortunately, nearly all U3A activities and meetings are suspended, in accordance with national U3A policy, because of Covid-19. However, please do use this website to find out more information and to join us.

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Bude and District U3A is a part of the national U3A organisation – a unique self-help learning movement for people no longer in full time employment. We offer an opportunity for 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.

Please note that, due to Covid-19, our public gatherings are on-hold. What fallows is what we do in ‘normal’ times….

We hold 10 OPEN MONTHLY MEETINGS a year with a Speaker.  They are held at 2.30pm at the Parkhouse Centre, Bude on the 3rd Thursday of every month except October (our Annual General Meeting) and December (our Christmas Festivity).  These are free and include refreshments.  For information about our programme of speakers please go to the WHAT’S ON page of this website or look at our folder in Bude Library.

We also hold informal coffee mornings at The Weir Cafe on the 1st Friday of each month 10:30 to 12:30, and at the Brendon Arms on the 3rd Wednesday of each month 10:30 to 12 noon.

Visitors are welcome to come along to any of these meetings to learn more about what we do and to decide whether they would like to join us.


“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.


Bude and District U3A email: email us

Whats On?

Upcoming Events

Mon 26


October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 26

Walking Group 2

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 26

Scrabble 2/Word Games

October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 27

Drawing For All

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm