Welcome to our u3a

 Are you retired or semi-retired? Do you want to keep your mind and body active and in doing so widen your social circle? If so then you’ve come to the right place!

We are part of a nation-wide organisation, the Third Age Trust, which was founded in 1982 with the aim of providing a ‘learning for life’ structure, specifically for those no longer in full-time employment.

With over 670 members we provide many educational, creative and leisure opportunities for our members who share their skills & experiences in a variety of ways. Contribute time, expertise and energy to help establish new groups and further the work of the u3a

“u3a’s show the value of communities of interest and learning which are not defined by age, or by past experience, but instead are defined by the experiences still to be explored”.

The UK u3a movement aims to encourage groups of people in their third age to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them.

The u3a in action is a perfect example of leaving age where it should be, a number, and concentrating on what can be enjoyed, learned, experienced and shared by members together regardless of age.
The u3a ethos looks forward, not back at the past, and what there is still to be achieved, or tried or changed.

The ‘third age’ is defined by a time in your life (not necessarily chronological) where you have the opportunity to undertake learning for its own sake. There is no minimum age, but a focus on people who are no longer in full-time employment.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Explore new interests and activities in a friendly and supportive atmosphere;
  • Learn for pleasure, through shared knowledge, skills and experience;
  • Over 40 varied activity groups;
  • Weekly social meetings
  • The national u3a magazine published 5 times a year;
  • The option of joining regular trips within the UK and Abroad;

… and the opportunity to make many new friends!

Please join us at our Coffee Mornings which are held most Tuesday mornings at the Maghull Baptist Church, Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 3DY, here you can apply for membership between 10:00 and 11:00 am.
Closure dates for 2024 are –  2nd of April (following Easter Monday),  27th of August (following August Bank Holiday) and we close for Christmas and the New Year after our Christmas Concert on the 10th of December.  We re-open on Tuesday the 7th of January 2025