Hastings & Rother U3A
The University of the Third Age is a learning cooperative of people who are no longer in full time employment. It enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Activities are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly, often in each other's homes. Members, through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience, learn from each other. Hastings & Rother U3A has over 70 interest groups meeting mainly in Hastings and Bexhill. Group members decide on the content and structure of the group, which may meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly. There are also opportunities to take part in regional and national study days and summer schools. A key principle is learning for pleasure and qualifications are neither required nor awarded.
In addition to the study groups there is a monthly meeting, usually held on the fourth Monday of the month, either at St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Bexhill Old Town or at the Azur, Marina Pavilion, St Leonards. Here members have a chance to socialise and listen to interesting guest speakers. Coffee is served from 9.45 a.m. – 10.15 a.m. and talks start at 10.45 a.m. There are two coffee mornings held on the second Monday of the month from 10 am. until noon: one at Azur and at the other at the De La Warr Pavilion. Visitors are welcome to come along to a coffee morning or a monthly meeting, to 'test the water' before becoming a member.