Launching the new Duns and District U3A

A launch event for the Duns and District U3A was held at the Hall on Wednesday 10 October but there is still time to enrol and join the many people who have taken the opportunity to learn something new or pursue an interest.

U3A is for you if you are not in full time employment, including if you are retired or semi-retired and want to pursue your interests, share ideas and skills or learn something new. There is no lower age to membership.

No qualifications are involved and topics can range from languages to music, crafts, nature, local history and technology. The friendly, social atmosphere, where everyone is welcome, is particularly valuable to those who feel lonely or isolated and who would benefit from making new friends, having new interests and engaging in conversation. In rural areas it can be a lifeline for people and we will be encouraging groups to use local village halls to bring U3A to the surrounding communities.

The Duns and District U3A was set up following an introductory meeting, attended by over 50 people, quickly followed by the establishment of the Steering Group. Already 115 people have registered and joined and 15 groups with identified leaders will meet regularly.  In addition there will be free, open meetings every month with speakers on a wide variety of topics.

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