Public Presentation Team Visit - Caldicot U3A


Public Presentation Team Visit - Caldicot U3A


Thursday 15th May 2018 has seen SCLT volunteer Ash Jones accepting an invitation to join the regular group meeting of the very popular Caldicot University of the Third Age (U3A) at their monthly gathering at the Caldicot Choir Hall on Mill Lane, as a guest speaker on the subject of the British Honours System.  


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 British Honours enrichment presentation takes the audience on a journey through the British Honours System, including some of the lesser known awards and stories of some worthy recipients. It aims to demystify how to nominate someone for an award, how the selection process works and what to expect if a letter suddenly drops on your doormat from the Cabinet Office. The presentation includes video and sound and is suitable for audiences of all ages and has been written by a veteran of the Honours System, who has successfully nominated several individuals and groups for national honours.


At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “My visit to Caldicot U3A has been very enjoyable and the audience seemed to really enjoy our enrichment presentation on the British Honours System. The U3A is a really great organisation, which encourages peer interaction and ongoing, adult learning and is a great platform for members to indulge in some self-improvement while meeting new people in a warm and friendly environment”


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.