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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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  • 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

Ideas to Keep Learning - 14

14 Jul 2020

Continuing our series which shares great ideas and the latest ideas and suggestions to help you keep active, keep connected and keep learning. Zoom Ayr U3A has organised social events via zoom such as a weekly quiz and an inaugural Wine and Cheese party. They have also been recommending that their ...

U3A Quiz - Week 14

14 Jul 2020

It's Week 14 of our Quiz with a new set of questions - Still Clueless, I'm Sorry I haven't got a Clue Part 2 and the answers to last week's questions - Castles You can see these and all the quizzes on the Learning Pages. Chris Wright, the Subject Adviser for quizzes has put together weekly quizzes ...

Join Our Creative Covid Collaboration,

10 Jul 2020

We’re excited to launch a new U3A initiative, the Creative Covid Collaboration. This new project will celebrate how U3A members have been using craft techniques to connect, learn together and support each other during Covid-19.  We’re asking you to make a 10inch by 10inch square in any colour ...

Maths Challenge - Week 14

09 Jul 2020

Welcome to Week 14 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 14 and the answers to the Week 13  Each week the maths challenge provides problems and puzzles posed by Gordon Burgin, Andrew H ...

NHS Portrait Project

08 Jul 2020

A U3A member has paid an inspiring artistic tribute to nurses at a local hospital. Janet Benge, a member of Palmers Green and Southgate U3A, created a project - drawing portraits of a nursing team at a nearby hospital. Initially inspired by work by another artist, Janet contacted a friend who works ...

Bird Watch - an Update 4

06 Jul 2020

Thank you for your fantastic garden bird sightings Our feathered friends are still visiting members’ gardens and we’re really delighted that so many members are sharing these with us. This initiative is part of the BirdWatch scheme we are taking part in. Garden BirdWatch is provided by the British ...


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"5 things that made me smile today: My granddaughter Meghan's 16th birthday Sunshine! A walk around Caergwrle Castle A chat with my son The birthday messages to Meghan- bringing us together" - Hilary, Wales, 19th March Read more diary extracts like this: u3a.org.uk/learning/diary…
RT @rebekah_wood: Enjoying hearing about the #WashingLine project by Bolton @U3A_UK Stitch and Craft Group. Part of the #WorktownFestival,…
The online Worktown Festival today features members of Bolton U3A who have worked on the Mass Observation project with @BoltonUni Find out more here - there's still time to catch some of the events! boltonschoolofthearts.co.uk/worktown-festi… Photo credit: Humphrey Spender/Bolton Museum
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RT @museumofleather: Exactly what we needed this Tuesday morning! A member of a @U3A_UK craft group was so inspired by our gilt leather pan…