West Dartmoor U3A was started in Tavistock in 1991 by a small group of enthusiastic people who were inspired by the movement’s founders – Eric Midwinter, Peter Lazlett and Michael Young.
A launch meeting was held, 47 people signed up as members and suggestions quickly came forward so that by the following year 14 interest groups had been formed.
That enthusiasm, camaraderie, quest for knowledge and concern for others continues to today and is a feature of West Dartmoor.
We are not a university and no entry qualifications are required, and we offer a low cost annual membership with a variety of interest groups run by the members for the members. Members are retired or semi-retired with no parental responsibility and there is something for everyone. It’s an opportunity to meet others with similar interests and share skills and life experiences.
- Come along and join some welcoming and friendly groups
- Make new friends and expand your interests
- Develop your quest for knowledge
- Enjoy listening to thought-provoking and knowledgeable speakers
- Share your interests with others
Don’t let the U3A experience pass you by – come along to a West Dartmoor U3A meeting for a taster and see for yourself.