The University of the Third Age welcomes new members who are no longer in full-time employment. No qualifications are needed, and no exams exist!
Pursue your interests at leisure. Share skills, knowledge and experiences. Make new friends and have fun.
New Agers will have long ago passed the First Age of school and possibly further education. They will also have passed the Second Age of work and possible involvement with a young family. In their Third Age they will probably have found a new freedom and a desire to find new interests or develop those they already have.
There are over 600 U3A groups in Britain, each one being independent and self-funding. Each group is able to organise its own programme, depending on the interests of its members. These include intellectual, artistic and physical pursuits and advice and help is always at hand from universities, museums and the Third Age Trust.
Here in Crickhowell we are a self-help organisation dependent upon all members – over 400 at present – playing an active role. Some offer experience and expertise in giving talks, organising Special Interest Groups, arranging outings, helping in preparation of presentations, and/or serving on the management committee. Help is also needed at monthly meetings, setting up equipment, preparing refreshments, and, most importantly, welcoming and befriending new members.
There is a meeting on the first Tuesday in each month in The Clarence Hall for all members with a guest speaker. Coffee/ tea at 10am with a talk at 10:30am. Everyone will be made welcome – just make yourself known to a committee member.
Other local interest groups...
The University of the Third Age is a national and international network of self-regulating local associations. Members co-operate to continue to pursue existing interests and explore new ones.
With its members coming from a wide range of backgrounds the Rotary Club connects their unique perspectives and utilises its members' expertise to improve lives everywhere.
The small but impressive open fronted Market Hall in the centre of Crickhowell was built in the 1830s by the Duke of Beaufort and is being maintained by a Charitable Trust.
Crickhowell Garden Society (CGS) was formed in Feb 2020 when the local Horticultural Society and the Open Gardens Association were combined. Our primary focus is to organise an annual Flower, Veg and Produce Show and Open Gardens event which will raise funds for local charities and good causes.
Matching volunteering needs and opportunities
The Trust offers grants to Crickhowell based groups and organisations.
Aiming to make Crickhowell a better place to walk, eat, drink and stay
A treasure trove of family and property history