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u3as across the movement have been using craft projects as a way to connect with their local communities. Caldicot & District u3a’s Handicraft group brought joy to their local area with knitted...

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It has been so lovely to receive the many photos and stories of members' pets and to hear about how animals have kept people company during lockdown and continue to do so. Please do encourage your...

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We have had more wonderful photos and stories from members on their pets – mostly dogs and cats so far but we would like to hear about more unusual animals as well. Birds, reptiles or fish are all...

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The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch was the biggest ever this year with over a million people taking part, and more than 17 million birds counted, probably due to the fact that so many people were at...

Members have been sending us their amazing photos and stories of their pets – whether mammals, birds, reptiles or fish. And we want to hear from more of you! Tell us any interesting facts about your...

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Join our first ever online u3a debate Following on from a successful face-to-face debate in 2019, u3a are running a debate on Zoom. The learning team have organised an online debate on Friday 28...

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Do you love to write? Why not take part in the national u3a creative writing competition? The first u3a national creative writing competition returns this year to celebrate the wealth of creative...

The u3a Radio Podcast is out now. In the April episode of the u3a radio podcast, the team discuss u3a day with organiser Sue Stokes, talk to a u3a member who has taken part in debates in the House...

Nature has become more important to us during lockdown but as we emerge and start to see the light again will it last? Our members certainly think so as we have had a bumper number of entries sent...

u3a have partnered with Barclays Digital Eagles to offer a week of digital training events for u3a members. The first week of sessions starts 19 April. Sessions will look at five different topics,...

Croydon u3a member has won first place in a Flash Writing competition. Margaret Chan won Gold place in the Wenlock Olympian’s Society first Flash Writing competition for her story, 'All That...

The West Midlands region are running a Special Subject Week on Exploring World Faiths.  The week, running between 12-16 April, is open to all u3a members. There will be a session running each...

As we spend some time outdoors, with Spring just around the corner, members are starting to see more birds flocking near their homes and in gardens. Members have shared some wonderful photos with us...

u3a members have been taking part in walking challenges. Cirencester u3a took part in a ‘Walk a Mile and Smile’ challenge during the November lockdown and walked 2, 850 miles in a...

January's u3a radio podcast is out now. This episode is packed with interviews about food, music and how to retire with attitude. Interviews include a Barnet u3a member who featured in Britain's...

Photography Creative camera has free reading and video learning articles that could be useful for u3a photography enthusiasts. They will be added to every two months or so and will be a useful...

A member of Guildford u3a has an upcoming talk with The Royal Photographic Society about his career spanning more than 50 years as a freelance photographer. Guildford u3a member John Walmsley has...

Heswall u3a’s ukulele group has been playing together on the livestreaming platform, Twitch. Twitch allows users to broadcast their activity live by sharing their screen with subscribers. For...

Winter can be an excellent time of year to see birds visiting the garden for food, water and shelter. It also provides an exciting opportunity to see some species which are only here during the...

Continuing our series which shares great ideas and suggestions to help you keep active, keep connected and keep learning. Mirthy Talks Mirthy Talks offer a paid for service for online talks on a...

Two of our learning initiatives, Made it Make it and Winter Watch, have had u3a members embracing the festive season. Our craft challenge, Made it Make it, has had a festive makeover. u3a members...