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There are 1050 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 444,000 members.

 

  • #LearningNotLonely
  • What is U3A?
  • What do we do?
  • How are we different?
  • What is the U3A ethos?
  • How do I join?
  • #LearningNotLonely

    Read new research showing U3A's positive, cost-effective and sustainable impact on the wellbeing and future of retired people in the UK.

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  • What is U3A?

    U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

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  • What do we do?

    Members of local U3As draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other. It's all voluntary, run in informal activity sessions, covering hundreds of different subjects.

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  • How are we different?

    U3A is an informal, co-operative, volunteer-led organisation which embraces everyone of all backgrounds, religions and cultures. There are no formal qualifications or exams to pass. The U3A draws on the strengths and enthusiasms of all its members.

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  • What is the U3A ethos?

    At its heart, the U3A believe that continuing to learn, develop your interests, make friends and try something new, is a life-long passion.

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  • How do I join?

    Anyone interested in becoming a member can join through their nearest local U3A. You can locate and contact your nearest U3A here.

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RT @VibrationUoE: @AleksandarPavic delivered a talk about #vibration #engineering and @v_simulators @UniofExeter to members of the local U…
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Third Age Matters, #TAM , our members' magazine, is out today. There's a feature on @yoursmagazine 's #FitMind50 campaign, a #wellbeing special and new book & #podcasts sections Let us know what you think! If you're not a U3A member, find your U3A here: u3a.org.uk/find
Watch part 1 of our new series out each Monday with @uktellyourstory where members talk about what U3A means to them. Thank you Lichfield and Olton & District U3As for helping us. #WestMidlands Tell us what does U3A mean to you? #MyU3A youtube.com/watch?v=cWjyxO…
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'#volunteers are a precious resource who achieve miracles', says @ERantzen in the February Issue of #ThirdAgeMatters out this week! #TAM
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Marjorie an active member of her #Lincoln @U3A_UK Quiz group celebrated her 100th birthday this week - photo with Keith the group convenor. Our members share their interests together and make some great friends along the way. Happy Birthday Marjorie! u3a.org.uk