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.

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U3A Penrith Guidance for Group Meetings. In the light of new government guidelines from 4 July, groups that wish to meet in the open air, should not be discouraged providing they follow the guidelines strictly.  However many of our members are vulnerable and many may not feel confident yet to take part in any groups even within guidelines. 

This means: 

Groups of no larger than six people. 
Meeting only outdoors. 
It is permitted to go inside to the toilet. 
Social distancing of 2m should still be observed.

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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.