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College of the Third Age

   Newcastle-under-Lyme                   With the interests of the over 50s at heart

To find out more, call  01782 633009

(during opening times: Mon - Wed 10am - 3pm) or email contact@newcastlestaffsc3a.org.uk

What is it?

The College of the Third Age (C3A) provides leisure, learning, creative and social activities for people aged 50+ in Newcastle-under-Lyme.  Activities are provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.45am to 4pm at the Methodist Church Assembly Rooms, Merrial Street, Newcastle, ST5 2AD


The College of the Third Age was established in 1992 as a non-profit making organisation registered with the Charity Commission. Registered Charity Number 1039363


Aims and Objectives

The sharing of skills and talents to provide education, relief from isolation and loneliness, companionship and mutual aid are the prime motivating factors behind the College of the Third Age.


To enhance the quality of life for those who are facing early retirement, redundancy, or have ceased work for any other reason.

 Who runs it?

C3A is managed by a committee elected from the membership. The committee meets on a regular basis to promote and develop the organisation.


C3A members organise their own activities and offer their own skills, knowledge and experience to their fellow members.


The leaders of most of the activities are retired and all offer their services voluntarily.


Where do we meet?

The majority of our activities are held at the Methodist Church Assembly Rooms in Merrial Street, central Newcastle-under-Lyme (opposite the former Police Station)


What does it cost?

There is an annual membership fee of £10 payable each September which enables you to join one or more activities (subject to availability) and there is a small charge per session inclusive of refreshments.

Who can join?

Anyone over the age of 50 regardless of where they live. It is important to realise that as a member of C3A, a commitment of support for this self-help organisation is also required. No qualifications are needed and none are given.


Join us for a trial session or two to see if you like it.


Is the C3A similar to U3A?

C3A operates in a similar way to  University of the Third Age (U3A)


Do you have a skill to share?

Come and   talk to us about running a course or group


Would you like more information?

Call in to the Methodist Church Assembly Rooms in Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 10am and 3pm and pick up a Time Table from the Information Desk, or use the phone number/email address above.

" I've made loads of good friends here "

" No stress! No exams! A very friendly way to learn a language "

" Good friends, good times and a great place to learn new craft ideas "

" I've made jewellery, cards, gifts and bags but especially FRIENDS "