About Us

U3A came to Looe in 1991, thanks to the foresight and determination of David Baker who, before retiring to Looe, had been involved in U3A in Colchester.

The introductory meeting was chaired by the Mayor, on a wet and windy night in Looe Guildhall, in January 1991.

More details of our history can be found below.

This website provides a range of information on the Looe & District U3A

Please feel free to explore this site and find out the wide range of activities on offer and contact us to see how you might get involved.


Our Committee and contact telephone numbers can be found on the link below.

2019/20 Committee http://Committee 2019 150919

All committee members are trustees of Looe & District U3A

A Life Well Lived

In September 2019, U3A features in a new national podcast series – A Life Well Lived – which showcases the incredible life stories of third agers. It’s been curated by the journalist Constance Knox and the first series is made up of five episodes including a couple who both served time on Death Row following wrongful convictions; a 1952 Olympic medal winner; a survivor of the Nazi regime; and the news anchor for Radio Caroline in the 60s which inspired the film “The Boat that Rocked”. This latter story features our vice chairman Nick Bailey! The podcast was launched on the 2nd September, and a new episode is being released each week, with Nick’s episode available from Monday 16th September. To access the audio click on Https://alifewelllivedpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

If you would like to put yourself forward, or would like to suggest someone, contact alifewelllivedpodcast@gmail.com


The picture below was taken at the first meeting in 1991

To read about the history of Looe & District U3A please click on the link below.

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