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  • Keep Well

    Keep Well

    Find our latest guidance and advice on coronavirus plus some great ideas to keep learning together - just scroll down.

    Our phone line is still open Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm - 020 8466 6139

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  • Keep Learning

    Keep Learning

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

    We have been talking with U3As and many members across the U3A community about the creative ways older adults can use to stay healthy, active and connected with each other during this difficult time.

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  • Keep in Touch

    Keep in Touch

    Keeping in Touch is so important in these unprecedented times and we hope to keep providing links to all sorts of things that may help you do this.

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  • What is the U3A ethos?

    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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  • Keep Joining

    Keep Joining

    Anyone interested in becoming a member of the U3A can either join their local U3A or the Trust U3A which is an online U3A created to accommodate new members wishing to join during this period of social distancing. Find more details click here.

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Latest U3A News

Maths Challenge - Week 9

05 Jun 2020

Welcome to Week 9 of our weekly maths challenge, which is being hosted on our learning pages. On the learning pages you can find the a new set of questions for week 9 and the answers to the week 8 challenge. Each week the maths challennge provides  problems and puzzles posed by Gordon Burgin ...

U3A Foyle Awarded Highest Volunteer Accolade in UK

04 Jun 2020

U3A Foyle in Northern Ireland has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest accolade a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The U3A’s volunteers were praised for their work in “providing a full programme of classes and activities to keep retirees active and involved ...

U3A Quiz - Week 8

04 Jun 2020

It's Week 8 of our Quiz with a new set of questions - Find a Team and the answers to last week's questions - Quotations. You can see these and all the quizzes on the Learning Pages. Chris Wright, the Subject Adviser for quizzes has put together weekly quizzes designed to challenge you and get you t ...

Our Volunteer Trustees

03 Jun 2020

As part of supporting U3A member volunteers, we have released an online Trustee Induction presentation- part of our national training progamme. Advice and Volunteer Manager, Jane Bailey said, "I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to many committee members and one of the common things I s ...

Supporting our Volunteers

01 Jun 2020

This week is National Volunteer Week 1– 7 June and while no one feels this is the time for celebrations, U3A wants to acknowledge the important role our volunteers have played during the current crisis and throughout the year. Members who step up and volunteer – whatever the role - help keep U3A the ...

BirdWatch - an update

31 May 2020

As we move further into Spring and the days are getting warmer and longer, U3A members have been sending more and more wonderful bird photos and descriptions of their sightings as part of the BirdWatch scheme. Garden BirdWatch is provided by the British Trust of Ornithology and is a project in which ...


Our Tweets

RT @SamMauger2: To all the dedicated and inspirational volunteers in the U3A movement you deserve Volunteers Week recognition every day.
It's June which means TAM comes out this month. Keep your eyes peeled on our @MagU3a Twitter account for more previews... twitter.com/MagU3a/status/…
For #NationalVolunteerWeek, we want to acknowledge the important role our volunteers have played during the current crisis and throughout the year. Members who volunteer – whatever the role - help keep U3A the amazing and vibrant movement it is.
RT @Brodie_Waddell: Who sent petitions to James I? We've just posted the first results of our #PowerOfPetitioning @U3A_UK project: 46 repo…