Welcome to the Matlock Area U3A (MAU3A) Website (about this website). We hope that you will browse its pages and find some activities to interest you.
Matlock Area U3A was formed in November 2007 and had its Inaugural General Meeting in January 2008. Currently we have over 700 members and over 60 interest groups. There are over 1000 such groups across the UK (see other U3A groups in our area) with 425,000 members in all, and these are backed up by county-wide, regional and national organisations (Third Age Trust).
Our subject groups in Matlock range from Art Appreciation to Walking. Each group is led by a dedicated Coordinator, who will be happy to give you more details of their activities. You are welcome to “try” activities before committing to joining the group. For a single annual fee (currently £10) you can join as many of these group as you like. Membership is open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired. If you don’t find the subject you are interested in, we will help you to try to start a new group, or you may find that a neighbouring U3A offers it; it is possible to be a member of more than one local group.
Please have a look at the Accessibility page if you have any problems with mobility, hearing, sight, etc. for more information.
For a quick overview of the activities available through MAU3A, please have a look at our last Annual Report. Whether you have lived in the Matlock area all your life or are new to the area, you will be very welcome.
How we are Organised
MAU3A is administered by a Management Committee, but each subject group runs its own affairs and is largely self-funding. Consequently, there may be a small meeting charge to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments, depending upon the type of activity. A number of groups organise coach trips away that may be opened to all MAU3A members
If you have any questions about MAU3A and its activities, I would be happy to try to answer them. You can either call me on 01629 593934 or email me. You may also find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
I hope that you enjoy being a member of the MAU3A.
Dave Puxley (Chair of MAU3A)