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Bracknell Town Deputy Mayor Praises Life-Long Learning!

6th April 2018 Posted in Community News

Bracknell Town Deputy Mayor Cllr Sandra Ingham attended the U3A Open Meeting at Bracknell Adult Learning Centre on Thursday April 5th. 

 U3A provides many opportunities for free learning. It is an inclusive organisation and the only requirement for membership is that people are not working full-time.  The keynote speaker Michaela Moody, Vice Chair of the Third Age Trust, had travelled from Lincolnshire to speak about the history of the organisation from its French roots to the thriving member led, bottom up, democratically run organisation of 1024 separate and networked groups across the country. “Members of U3A are not old’ said Michaela Moody, “we are too busy having fun and learning new things!” 

Bracknell U3A is all about self-help learning as well as social and leisure activities. With 540 Bracknell members there is a wide choice of things to do ranging from small group activities in people’s homes to trips away including a narrow boat cruise on the Grand Union Canal, a visit to Oaktree Nursery, a planned visit to a Welsh coalmine and the Thames Barrier.

“You might think of parks, open spaces and sports facilities when you think of Bracknell Town Council but we are we are all about the well-being of our residents. As people live longer and healthier lives, it is important to keep engaged and active as we get older and life long learning is a wonderful goal.” said the Deputy Mayor. 

To join or for more information on U3A please visit

 Photo: Deputy Mayor with Michaela Moody, Vice Chair of the third Age Trust (middle) and Helen Tonks Chair of Bracknell U3A.



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