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There are 1039 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 425,000 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 @chorleywoodu3a: Great evening as over 100 #Chorleywood #U3A members turned out to hear local MP @DavidGauke talk about his life in poli…
RT @lewbat: Friday is #badminton day just can't wait to get on court with the @U3A_UK members who can still play this great game. #Chard
RT @AlstroemeriaBen: Awesome to show members from #Bognor @U3A_UK around my #BritishAlstroemeria Nursery yesterday to show how my badboys a…
Thank you for inviting @U3A_UK CEO @SamMauger2 to join the @MayorofLondon group of Equality & Diversity Champions The group will play a vital role in the development of the mayor’s policies to reduce disadvantage and promote inclusion. twitter.com/MayorofLondon/…
RT @CoreClapton: Great, lively discussion this morning at our talk about osteopathy and health for the Hackney U3A at Homerton Library @U3A