This autumn is the start of the
thirtieth year of Brecon U3A
weekly on a Thursday, during "term time", at Theatr Brycheiniog, Canal Wharf,
Brecon, LD3 7EW for a Programme of lectures, talks, workshops, outings and demonstrations.
Some of these are led by members and some by visiting speakers.
The morning session starts at 10.30am with coffee available
from 10 am in the gallery on the first floor. The travel desk and
notice boards are on display in the gallery before and after the morning
lecture. The afternoon sessions start at 1.15pm and
2.30pm. Membership costs £17 per year, there is a
£1 charge for attendance at Thursday sessions.
Tipple & Tiffin, the theatre restaurant offer a two course U3A lunch, this needs
to be booked before 10.30am and a menu board is in the foyer.
Ty Nwy, in Gas Lane (just over the second canal bridge) the home
of Hilary and Mike Scott-Archer offer homemade soup, bread and chees lunches for
U3A members to raise funds for Brecon Sinfonia.
An informal "Sandwich Club" meets in the bar upstairs, where
members bring their own packed lunches and chat or even discuss the morning
"The Third Age "
is the time after the first age of childhood and the second of work and family.
The University of the
Third Age started in France in 1972 and in Britain in 1982. U3A's are self
help, self managed, lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer
in full time work, it provides opportunities for members to share learning
experiences in a wide range of interest groups, not for qualifications but for
fun. There are
around 600 groups in Britain. Each U3A is independent, self funding and
governing, organising its own Programme to suit the wishes and interests of its
members. All U3A's are affiliated to The Third Age Trust. Brecon U3A is one of
a network covering South Wales and Severnside. It is a registered charity