If you are 40 or over, and no longer in full-time employment, then you have arrived at the “Third Age.” If you want to live this period of your life to the full, then the University of the Third Age is for you!
You need not be put off by the word ‘University.’ To join a U3A, the only qualification you need is an interest in getting more out of your life, right now. The motto of the international U3A movement is “You are never too old to learn.”
Our own motto is the tag line of this website: “Learning is Pleasure.” The Calpe U3A provides educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment. You don’t take courses, you just join groups—as many or as few as you have time for. You can learn and pass on cooking recipes, sing in a choir, explore the local countryside or twentieth-century history, paint, play games… For a full list of the groups you can join, have a look at our groups page.
What is more, you can start a new group yourself. All group leaders come from within our membership. To find out more about this, look at our page: ‘How do I start a new group?’
Travel and culture
The Calpe U3A also organises trips, to local events, and to places of interest both in Spain and all over the planet. We have a Far East cruise coming up, which is already fully subscribed. To learn more look, at our list of planned trips and browse through the trip reports which members have been writing over the years.
On top of all this, your membership entitles you to discounts at certain local establishments. You get up-to-date information through this website (to which, as a member, you can make your own contributions), through a monthly newsletter, and at monthly meetings, which are open to all members. Subsidies are also given on various travel events, the summer and Christmas lunches.
We are approaching our tenth anniversary in Calpe. So come on and join the U3A—and have some fun!