u3a - National Programmes

This is the page where you will find many ideas to keep learning during these times -  a mixture of suggestions from members and quizzes, challenges and projects from our subject advisers, members and other Trust Volunteers. Some are one-off events and others ongoing over a period a time. All of which are supported by members like yourself. Get involved!

Don't forget to look at our accompanying Online Events for an exciting range of workshops, webinars and interactive sessions delivered by members for members, which are free to join. 

The Battle of Britain and the Blitz

The Battle of Britain and the Blitz

Memories from across the membership

Share your stories

BirdTrack

BirdTrack

Help keep track of our garden birds

Submit your photo

Cuisines of the World - Cookery Challenge

Cuisines of the World - Cookery Challenge

International recipes from our members

Get inspired

 

Extreme Crochet & Knitting

Extreme Crochet & Knitting

Challenges & workshops

Submit your photo

Learn, Laugh, Move

Learn, Laugh, Move

Fitness & wellbeing with u3a

Get inspired & share stories

Maths Challenge

Maths Challenge

New quiz every Thursday followed by answers a week later

Paint or Draw

Paint or Draw

Themed monthly online art galleries

Submit your photo

Pets of 'The Furred Age'

Pets of 'The Furred Age'

Meet the four-legged membership!

Share your stories & photos

Run for the World

Run for the World

Run to raise money for u3a sports & exercise groups

Read more & sign up here 

Speaker Swap

Speaker Swap

Swap talks between interest groups

New specialist subject coming soon

u3a Eye

u3a Eye

A new theme for your photographs every second Monday

Submit your photo 

u3a Radio Podcast

u3a Radio Podcast

Seventh episode available now!

 

Upcycle your Wardrobe

Upcycle your Wardrobe

Revamp your wardrobe challenge and upcycle your clothes.

Submit your entries here

2020 Programmes

Though these are now closed, you can still find information on these programmes and the many wonderful contributions from across the u3a movement. 

Creative Covid Collaboration

Creative Covid Collaboration

A multi-media national collage of crafted squares

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Now closed to submissions

Read the winning entries of the 2020 competition

Diary Project 2020

Diary Project 2020

Now closed to submissions

u3a members keeping a record in extraordinary times

Learning Updates

Learning Updates

Lots of ideas shared by u3a members to keep busy and active

Get inspired

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

A series of 6 sessions

 

Poetry Competition

Poetry Competition

2020 poem competition

Closed - read the winning poems here

Winter Watch

Winter Watch

Winter 2020 as captured by u3a members

Closed - view photographs here

Weekly Quiz

Weekly Quiz

A Round-Up of the Weekly Lockdown Quiz Sheets & Answers

Downloads Available