The name U3A is derived from
"University of the Third Age".
The U3A movement began in France in the
mid-1970s and has now spread to many countries and has
hundreds of thousands of members throughout the world.
U3A is a response to the idea that human life is
divided into three periods: firstly, childhood and
schooling, secondly, child rearing and work and thirdly,
The Third Age is seen as an important opportunity for
listening, learning and understanding.
It is during retirement that people can put into practice
the idea of a "university" as a community of like-minded
people who seek a greater understanding of life.
Warkworth is situated on the banks of
the Mahurangi River which flows into the Mahurangi Harbour
in the Rodney District, in the northern part Auckland
City, New Zealand.
The town was founded in the 1830s by English settlers
from Northumberland, England and many of it's streets
are named after towns in the 'home' County.
Warkworth has often been called one of the loveliest small
towns in New Zealand.
Warkworth U3A was established in 1996 and has steadily
increased membership to 160.
Our General Meetings are usually held on the second
Monday of February, April, June, August, October and
The meetings are held in the Korowai Room,
Warkworth/Wellsford Hospice, 47 Morrison Drive,
Warkworth at 10 a.m.
These meetings feature a guest speaker, morning tea, a
short study group presentation and any business items
that need attention.
The meetings are informal and convivial.
Our Special Interest Group meetings are held monthly at
different times as arranged by each group. The venues
and topics usually vary with each meeting.
We always welcome new members.
U3A Warkworth is a great organisation where you can
meet a new and interesting group of people, especially
if you have recently moved to the area.
If you would like to join, click on the "Join Us"