THE March meeting of Llandrindod Wells and District U3A saw over 100 members welcome the new committee after the AGM was completed.

The AGM was followed by the speaker Chris Evans, a specialist in permaculture who has worked all over the world lecturing and designing.

He is currently based at Applewood, Herefordshire, where he trains apprentices working towards diplomas in applied permaculture.

As Chris explained it is a philosophy of working with nature, which includes holistic earth care, people care and fair shares while working in harmony with the landscape. Our own philosophy is ‘Nobody has to stop learning just because they have stopped working’.


The U3A is for people who want to keep active in mind and body, enjoy socialising and are no longer in full time employment.

The next meeting of the Llandrindod and District U3A is on Monday, April 17. The topic is ‘A right royal scandal’ and the speaker is Dr Graham Cope.


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The organisation, which meets usually on the second Monday of the month at the Hotel Metropole at 10am, continues to grow and thrive and now has over 230 members with new tasters, visitors and members each meeting.

In addition, there are 23 active special interest groups. All information can be found on the website

Pictured top (l-r) are vice chair Bob Wood, treasurer David Wright, new chairman Roger Cumberland  and member Royston Blunden; and bottom committee member Susie Corke, membership secretary Janice Horne, Borderlines editor Margaret Wood and committee member Wendy Isle.

Missing from photograph, but extremely important to the functioning of the U3A committee is programme secretary and web master Nick Talbott and secretary Martha Wooldridge.

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