Helston & District

Welcome to Helston & District U3A


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic our monthly meetings have been suspended but we now hope to restart them in August 2021. Kite Flying is currently up and flying. Also Table Tennis and Carpet Bowls have resumed. Flower Arranging has been running for a while as has Bird Watching. Please contact Group Leaders for more information.

Helston is situated at the gate of the Lizard Peninsula and is a vibrant market and garrison town. Steeped in history it is proud to be the second oldest town in Cornwall.

It is well known for its impressive stone-sculpted buildings and kennels(channels of water running down either side of the high street) which form part of its distinctive appearance.

Helston & District U3A was formed in the Autumn of 2009 and has approximately 200 members.

We presently have about 30 groups which are organised by members for members. There is no distinction between those who teach and those who learn. All activities are voluntary and member's time is freely given in an atmosphere of shared learning. The activities provided are as wide-ranging and diverse as the membership. We are always looking for new ideas.

It's never too late to learn. So, if you are retired or semi-retired, join the 342,783 members in 1000 U3As around the UK today.

The membership fee of £12 until June 2022 covers the cost of a regular Information & News Sheet issued prior to the monthly social meeting which is held at the Methodist Chapel in Coinagehall Street, Helston, on the third Wednesday of the month from 9.45am. Coffee/Tea is available and there is an interesting programme of speakers. It also entitles you to attend any of the groups.

So come and join us and discover that life begins on retirement.