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There are 1046 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 439,000 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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U3A is delighted to be supporting 'The Consensus Statement on Healthy Ageing'. U3A members are living proof of the contribution older adults make to society #positiveageing #healthyageing #laughlearnlive @Ageing_Better @PHE_uk gov.uk/government/pub…
RT @maggieinlondon: Joined the new @U3A_UK Wandsworth Bird and Wildlife group on its first visit to @WWTLondon at Barnes. The sun was out a…
'The skills that all of us have enhanced and shared is what life is all about.' Brightlingsea U3A in Mondays episode of The Versatile Writer. They created a book with @PioneerSailing about Victorian sailors' clothing. Worth a listen if you have Spotify, iTunes or podcast app. twitter.com/sjbwrites/stat…
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You might run an interest group, help at an event or sit on a committee but whatever you do, @U3A_UK wouldn't exist without you #YouMadeItHappen Our 425,000 members are living proof of positive ageing: #Learning #StayingActive Watch our volunteers video: youtube.com/watch?v=eC88wK…
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"Our members had an amazing afternoon learning about Spanish wines and enjoying the various tapas" Romsey District @U3A_UK Wine Appreciation Group enjoyed a Spanish themed event - illustrating how U3A members learn together, make friends, skill share and have fun #LearnLaughLive