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  • AGM 2020

    AGM 2020

    The 37th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Third Age Trust will be be held online on 29th September and all U3A members will be welcome to attend.

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  • U3A Activities Advice

    U3A Activities Advice

    Find the latest advice on how U3A activities can resume as new guidelines and rules come from the government. You will be asked to login or register. You simply select a username and password when requested to do this if you do not have one already.

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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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  • 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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  • Keep Volunteering

    Keep Volunteering

    Every day thousands of our members volunteer in a great many different roles to keep their U3As running. From joining Committees, running interest groups, setting up venues, recruiting speakers, organising refreshments, managing the finances, delivering workshops, helping to set up new U3As, running joint learning projects and greeting new members our volunteers are there to ensure that things are running smoothly and to plan and that new initiatives can thrive across the movement.

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Latest U3A News

Love to sing? Why not join our virtual Choir?

12 Aug 2020

We’re inviting U3A members from across the UK to take part in a national virtual choir project. This project is being helped by Plymouth U3A member Richard Keoghoe. In a series of Zoom sessions spanning over 5 weeks, participants will learn the arrangement and practice singing the song ‘Savannah’, ...

U3A Maths Challenge - Week 18

12 Aug 2020

Welcome to Week 18 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 18 and the answers to the Week 17 Each week the maths challenge provides problems and puzzles posed by Gordon Burgin, Andrew Holt and ...

U3A Quiz - Week 17

12 Aug 2020

It's Week 17 of our Quiz with a new set of questions - Film Anagrams and the answers to last week's questions - Cryptic Books. 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 ge ...

Developing U3A Learning - can you help?

10 Aug 2020

We are developing our U3A platforms and want to hear from you about what you want to see from our online learning. The learning department has created a survey to help them develop the new Online Learning Hub. This is going to be an online collection of all of the resources and tools you need to s ...

Another Interactive Creative Writing Session

10 Aug 2020

Due to popular demand, we are excited to offer a second interactive session on Zoom with publishing expert, Alysoun Owen, who will be talking about how to get your work published.  The last talk, held on 23 July, was so successful that we have arranged for a second date for those who were unab ...

Ideas to Keep Learning - 16

05 Aug 2020

Continuing our series which shares great ideas and the latest ideas and suggestions to help you keep active, keep connected and keep learning. Phil Joiner from Wanstead and Woodford U3A produce a fantastic newsletter which is jam packed with ideas. It’s on the or website so you can have a look and ...


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Love to sing? Why not join our virtual choir? In a series of Zoom sessions starting 20 August, participants will learn the arrangement and practice singing a song composed by U3A member, Richard Keoghoe. Find out more on our website, u3a.org.uk/component/cont…
You've got until 1pm tomorrow to submit photos into the current U3A Eye theme, "Summer" so get submitting! Visit u3a.org.uk/learning/u3a-e… to submit photos and to see the gallery for 'Abstract.' L-R: Sheila of Spelthorne U3A, Debbie of Chorleywood U3A and Susan of Porthcawl U3A
U3A Garden Groups across the country are loving being able to meet again, like East Renfrewshire U3A’s Hands on Gardening Group, photographed here by David Gordon Have you been meeting with your interest groups again?
RT @JaneLikesPi: First time meet up for our handbell ringers this afternoon. Great to make music again, hope the neighbours enjoyed it too!…
Summer School Online has been going strong. Yesterday, the Singing for Pleasure group had their last meeting. Find out more about the ways U3A is continuing to be active on our website, u3a.org.uk