BRIDGWATER and District U3A
History of the U3A The U3A movement started in France in 1972 and has since spread world wide. U3A   stands   for   University   of   the   Third   Age,   regarded   by   many   as   a   misleading   title.   There   are   no   paid   tutors   and interests   are   not   all   academic.   However   one   of   the   key   concepts   is   that   of   "life   long   learning"   and   U3A   gives   the   chance to   do   just   this.   Certainly   a   university   degree   is   not   necessary   to   join   but,   conversely   you   can   study   Open   University course   material   if   you   wish.   When   this   is   done   in   the   knowledge   that   a   career   does   not   hang   on   the   end   of   it   there   is much   more   enjoyment.   Such   learning   can   be   done   in   small   groups   or   individually,   and   materials   are   available   from   The Third Age Trust. For the Story of the U3A in Britain you may like to have a look at “The U3A Story”  on the national U3A web site. Bridgwater U3A Bridgwater   U3A   was   founded   in   early   1997   and   provides   excellent   self-help   opportunities   for   physical   exercise,   mental stimulation and friendship. Your subscription entitles you to join as many groups as you wish. All U3A's are autonomous. However, we affiliate to the Third Age Trust, which is a Registered Charity.