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There are 1043 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 425,000 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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πŸ‘Great stuff @LeylandU3A Hope the concerts @longtonlive went well. Great example of why third agers (retired people) join @U3A_UK - members learn new skills, stay active, make friends and have so much fun! #ukulele #LearnLaughLive twitter.com/LeylandU3A/sta…
RT @BelvoirCastle: @U3A_UK Mrs Mary Taylor: founder of the Bottesford branch in the Vale of Belvoir. Receiving recognition and thanks by Th…
What a lovely thing to say @KendalJames You're right - @U3A_UK Walking cricketers are inspirational - in fact, all our 400,00+ #U3A members are⭐ Well done Barnsley & Doncaster U3As #WalkingCricket #Fellowship #Community #LearnLaughLive @BBCLookNorth u3a.org.uk/about/news-arc… twitter.com/KendalJames/st…