Mike Gurr the Chairman of the Isles of Scilly U3A joined Will in the studio this week to talk about the organisation.
U3A stands for University of the Third Age. It began in France in 1972 with the core of U3A starting in Britain in 1982. It is a friendly, informal, co-operative organisation that draws on the strengths and enthusiasm of all members who share their knowledge and skills with one another so there is no curriculum, no entrance qualifications, examinations or certificates.
The Isles of Scilly U3A started up in 2011 and now have 37 members and are always looking to increase their membership.
A number of mainland U3A members have visited us during their holidays they welcome many more, either to their monthly meetings or interest groups while visiting the islands.
They would also warmly welcome any member from the mainland who would be willing to give a talk or demonstration on a topic of interest.
They manage to engage an interesting speaker every month but their resource pool is very restricted due to our small population. Therefore, a talk by a mainland U3A member would be very much enjoyed and appreciated by the local members.
Their monthly meetings (third Thursday of every month) are held at the Methodist Hall, St. Mary's at 10.30 a.m. After a chat over coffee, they enjoy a talk by a guest speaker or member.
These meetings are also an opportunity to inform members of forthcoming U3A events both locally and nationally.
For more information on the Isles of Scilly U3A go to their website u3asites.org.uk/isles-of-scilly/home or you can contact the lead members of the Isles of Scilly U3A. Details below.
- Mike Gurr, Chairman, Phone: 01720 422 224; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Linda Wornes, Secretary, Phone: 01720 422 942; e-mail: email@example.com
- Alba Williams, Vice-chairman, Phone: 01720 422 864; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Will was joined in the studio Mike Gurr Chairman, of the Isles of Scilly U3A. You can listen to the full interview below.