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There are 1035 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 424,000 members.

 

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  • 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 @sunshinegardcen: Following on from winning the Autumn Bulbland competition, we hosted a talk for the @U3A_UK on the best way to plant a…
RT @trumerz: It was great to show Southport @U3A_UK around #BoltonsEgypt this morning. Another super enthusiastic group! https://t.co/kGnt…
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Two walking groups at Hawkhurst U3A in Kent joined forces for a New Year walk in the Weald. @U3A_UK brings together people in their 3rd Age to continue their educational, social and creative interests. Find out more at u3a.org.uk #LearningNotLonely @SamMauger2
RT @NwU3a: Get healthy, get hAPPy! Free morning event for any U3A member, Warrington Gateway 14th March. Find the best and most effective a…
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An interesting learning trip to Crete by members of Glens and Dalriada U3A #NorthernIreland @U3A_UK brings together people in their 3rd Age to continue their educational, social and creative interests. Find out more at u3a.org.uk @SamMauger2 #LearningNotLonely