About Us

Brecon u3a is one of over 700 u3a's in the UK, affiliated to the Third Age Trust. All of these u3a's are open to anyone of any age who is not in full time employment. There is no requirement for academic qualifications and there are no exams.

The overall theme of all u3a's is summed up in the words "LEARN, LAUGH, LIVE". Every u3a is different. We, in Brecon, modestly believe that we are among the best!

We meet every Thursday during school term time at Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon. The Theatr is located next to the wharf at the end of the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal near the the centre of Brecon.

We meet at 10 a.m. for coffee and a chat. At 10.30 a.m. we have our morning presentation given either by a visiting speaker or one of our members. These presentations last about an hour and a half finishing with questions and discussion. We have a break for lunch between 12.00 a.m. and 1.15 p.m. After lunch we have four sessions in two venues in the Theatr organised by four of our Special Interest Groups. These sessions each last one hour and we finish at 3.30 p.m.

A glimpse at our "Forward Programme" will give you an indication of the diversity of the topics covered by our morning presentations and our list of "Special Interest Groups" gives an indication of the range of interests of our members. Our archive of contributions to our local newspaper provides a record of our past activities.

If you have an interest in going to places of interest with new friends, then see what our "Travel Desk" has to offer.

We realize that visitors and new members could find it daunting to come into Theatr Brycheiniog on an average Thursday morning and be faced with around a hundred members of Brecon u3a. Once you have stopped at the entrance desk and paid your entrance fee of £2 and possibly bought a coffee token, we suggest that you go to the first floor (where the coffee is) and look for the New Members' Information desk. There you will find Becky Thomas who will be happy to answer your questions and introduce you to other members.

Brecon u3a is run entirely by volunteers under the direction of our Management Committee. There is always plenty to do to keep an organisation such as ours running smoothly. So if you fancy getting involved in helping to run Brecon u3a, please step forward and contact any member of the "Management Committee".

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