Plymouth U3A is a learning co-operative of mature people which enables members to share educational, creative and leisure activities. It is not a ‘university’ in the accepted sense, but is a meeting place for those who are no longer in full time employment who want to share their varying interests by way of subject groups.

U3A members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together; not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Monthly Meetings

Because of Covid-19 restrictions Monthly Meetings are cancelled until further notice.

For October, in place of the Monthly Meeting, we are trialing an Online Talk. If This proves to be popular we will have an Online Talk every month whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place.

Our monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Mariner Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Plymouth (previously the Holiday Inn). Situated at the Hoe end of Armada Way in Plymouth city centre, it is convenient for the many buses in Royal Parade.

Meetings start from 10:45 with tea and coffee served from 10:00. After the meeting, you may like to enjoy a light lunch in the bar area.

Free parking is available at the hotel for three hours on the day of the U3A meeting, providing that the vehicle is registered at the hotel reception upon arrival.

Location of Crowne Plaza