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There are 1050 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 444,000 members.

 

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  • 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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"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,…
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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
@museumofleather This is amazing, thanks so much for tagging us. Could you DM us, as we'd love to talk more about this?
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…