Public Presentation Team Visit - Monmouth U3A


Public Presentation Team Visit - Monmouth U3A


Tuesday 16th May 2018 has seen SCLT volunteer Ash Jones accepting an invitation to join the regular group meeting of the very popular Monmouth University of the Third Age (U3A) at their monthly gathering at the Bridges Community Centre on Drybridge Park in Monmouth, as a guest speaker on the subject of the Nobel Prizes.  


The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, 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!  


Although U3A stands for University of the Third Age, this simply means the groups cover a universe of interests, everyone is welcome, no qualifications are required and none are given. The total emphasis is on a desire to learn and a willingness to share your skills and abilities. All that is needed is enthusiasm, participation and mutual respect. Members meet during the day at weekly, fortnightly or monthly intervals, either in their homes or at a suitable location. Each group has a convener - you can email most of them directly with just a click from this website:


The SCLT Nobel Prizes enrichment presentation takes the audience on a journey through the fascinating history of the World's most prestigious international award ~ presented for excellence in the fields of; literature, medicine, physics, economics, chemistry and peace, the Nobel Prize is the elite, global accolade. This talk explains why Alfred Nobel established the award, how individuals and groups are selected for the honour and considers some of the more well-known and celebrated Nobel Laureates. This intriguing talk, has been created by one of the SCLT volunteer presenters, who has researched this theme at the Nobel Centre in Stockholm.


At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “My visit to Monmouth U3A has been very enjoyable and the audience seemed to really enjoy our enrichment presentation on the Nobel Prizes. The U3A is a really great organisation, which encourages peer interaction and ongoing, adult learning. I have implored the group to keep an eye out for their friends, neighbours and relatives, who may be less fortunate and at risk of financial harm from the heartless criminal fraternity, who would use the fragilities of later life to help them perpetuate their abhorrent crimes”


Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the Senior Siren magazine – the award-winning crime prevention and lifestyle magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team.