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What's the Soundtrack to Your Life? u3a undertakes new research into music and age, and intergenerational music sharing Read More

Listen to u3a radio now on podcasting platforms New for 2022, u3a radio can now be found on Apple, Spotify and Google podcasts Read More

We are 40!! The u3a movement is celebrating 40 years of positive ageing this year. Read More

5,000 trees and counting Members have beaten a u3a goal to have 5,000 trees planted in our u3a 40th Anniversary Wood in just three months Read More

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Myth busting u3a A new online advent calendar for members busts myths about the Third Age Trust Read More

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Counting up to Beacon 500 Beacon, the management system created and run by u3a members, will soon be celebrating its 500th u3a Read More

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u3a Celebrates National Tree Week  u3a members share how they connect with trees and nature for National Tree Week Read More

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Escaping the past, embracing the present  In our event with Dame Esther Rantzen on National Kindertransport Day, u3a members with ties to the Kindertransport are sharing their stories Read...

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u3a says thank you this Trustees' Week u3a has over 10,000 trustees across the movement and is showcasing the work they do this National Trustees' Week Read More

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u3a members make their voices heard about climate change u3a members are holding fringe events at the COP26 Conference in Glasgow to share their experiences of climate change Read More

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u3a "rock star" talks world adventures on u3a radio podcast Geologist Martin from Sutton u3a talks about his career, travel and what it's like to eat a goat's head Read More

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A Relevant and Bold New Strategy  u3a is embarking on an ambitious consultation with members to shape its strategy and direction for the future. Read More

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Growing the Future As part of u3a's 40th anniversary celebrations, u3as will be able to buy trees to be planted in a special u3a woodland Read More

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u3a member follows the journey of iconic Victorian journalist In the September episode of our u3a radio podcast, Islington u3a member Rosemary talks about following Nellie Bly's journey around...

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Medieval Building Discovered by Burnham u3a Burnham u3a's Archaeology group excavated a previously unknown medieval building Read More

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Celebrating Four Years of Our Newsletter Community The u3a Newsletter celebrates four years this month of connecting the u3a community. Read More

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Third Age Matters talks to record breaking Paralympian - and u3a member In the autumn issue of our members’ magazine, our editor talks to Waterlooville u3a member Rosalinda Hardiman Read More

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Celebrating u3a creative writing talent u3a members came together virtually for the STAR awards, where the winners of the 2021 u3a creative writing competition were announcedRead More

The u3a movement announce its new Chair at its first hybrid AGM Dr Liz Thackray is the new Chair of the Third Age Trust. Read More

Members Meet In Person Again u3a groups have been enjoying being able to meet face to face again, whilst still embracing digital learning Read More

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Seaham & District u3a yarnbomb local station Seaham u3a's Knicky Knack Knitters create a crocheted and knitted display at Seaham railway station  Read More