Warwick district's University of the Third Age returns to outdoor classes - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district's University of the Third Age returns to outdoor classes

AN ORGANISATION bringing retired and semi-retired people together to learn for fun has started reintroducing in-person classes.

Warwick District u3a – which stands for University of the Third Age – had more than 800 members and provides some 90 special interest groups.

Throughout the pandemic it has taken its meetings online, but is now starting up several of its outdoor groups including rambling, walking, cycling, bowls and tennis.

Chairman Chris Forse said: “The last 15 months have been challenging for everyone but thanks to the commitment of many of our members, and especially our committee and group leaders, we have been able to offer our membership a wide range of activities which I know has been much appreciated, especially by those members living alone.

“Many groups have taken their activities on line – groups such as current affairs, knit and natter, our various book clubs, natural history, several language groups and our history group have all thrived.

“With an easing of restrictions several of our outdoor groups are restarting and others have plans to resume as soon as restrictions allow.

“Our membership did drop during lockdown but we are confident that many members will return to us just as soon as we are up and running again. We also look forward to welcoming new members – we are open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired and who wishes to learn new skills, share existing ones and to enjoy the company of like-minded people.”

Membership is £14 a year. Call Chris on 01789 730011 or [email protected] for more information.

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