Welcome to Penrith and North Lakes University of the Third Age

    • Special Interest Groups with a leader or convenor
    • Bi-monthly Newsletter – a lifeline to keep all members informed about what is going on
    • Monthly meetings with a special speaker
    • Group visits inside and outside Cumbria

The Penrith and North Lakes U3A now has over 620 members.

U3A Penrith Bulletin Board. Click here / picture

Covid-19 Guidance from the Third Age Trust dated 21st Sept 2020: (Link)

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Covid-19 Guidance from the Third Age Trust dated 21st Sept 2020:

This guidance was updated in response to the changes in the law which came into effect on 14/09/2020, which made it illegal for groups of more than 6 to meet up indoors or outdoors. The TAT had briefly issued advice suggesting an exemption to the rule of 6, but this has been removed from this most recent advice.  

You will be aware from the news that the Prime Minister is due to make a statement tonight & that further restrictions are likely to follow, though it may take some time for the TAT to update its advice.

Convenors and members should therefore follow the latest Government guidance as it becomes available and also heed any local restrictions. 

Latest local information: Cumbria saw a 40% increase in cases in the week ended 11th Sept compared to the previous week. There were 77 new cases in total with increases seen in Copeland, South Lakeland and Barrow. Allerdale & Carlisle experienced a fall in numbers while Eden’s numbers remained the same at 5 new cases per week. The rate of new cases per 100,000 is 15 for Cumbria & 9 for Eden. (Source Cumbria Health Protection Board Weekly Covid-19 Summary) 

Cumbria seems to be experiencing the upturn in cases seen elsewhere and though levels in Eden have remained low compared to the rest of the county & national figures, because of what is happening elsewhere we need to be extra vigilant. 

Keep safe and believe that things will get better! 

Josie Dunlop

Chair PNLU3A 

AGM U3A Penrith. Thursday 17th September 2020. @ 2.15pm (Link to page)

Our present activities include:

Special Interest Groups are led by volunteers and cater for a variety of educational, cultural and recreational interests. The Groups all have their own identity and operate in different ways, some meeting in members’ homes, others in hired rooms.

The Monthly Meetings give people the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss which special interest groups are running or planned.

There is an annual membership fee, currently £13, which is fixed at the Annual General Meeting. Members also receive the national magazine which is published quarterly.  

If you are interested in sharing knowledge and experiences, developing your own capabilities by learning with others then the U3A is for you.