Welcome to the web site of U3A St Ives, Cornwall, devoted to lifelong learning, providing life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

The U3A Movement
U3A stands for the University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.. Membership is open to anyone within the St Ives area who is no longer in full time paid employment. There is no age limit.  Read more about U3A, it's principles and how it works. 

Sign up for the latest edition of the U3A Newsletter at:  https://www.u3a.org.uk/email


New members are always welcome at St Ives U3A, Cornwall.
We have regular meetings with interesting talks and also have monthly Sunday lunches, walks and outings. 

We have many interest groups such as film, history, collectors, current affairs, classical music, Shakespeare, readers' circle, as well as table tennis at the Island Centre. 
No qualifications are required - only interest and enthusiasm.
Annual membership is £10 and most courses are then free.

Contact us or download an application form from our St. Ives Cornwall membership page if you want to join.

Find us at the Island Centre. Photo by St Ives TV