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  • AGM 2020

    AGM 2020

    The 37th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Third Age Trust will be be held online on 29th September and all U3A members will be welcome to attend.

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  • U3A Activities Advice

    U3A Activities Advice

    Find the latest advice on how U3A activities can resume as new guidelines and rules come from the government. You will be asked to login or register. You simply select a username and password when requested to do this if you do not have one already.

    14th September 2020:New Government advice, we are just finalising our advice to U3As and will publish this very soon.

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  • Keep Well

    Keep Well

    Find our latest guidance and advice on coronavirus plus some great ideas to keep learning together - just scroll down.

    Our phone line is still open Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 4.30pm - 020 8466 6139

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  • Keep Learning

    Keep Learning

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

    We have been talking with U3As and many members across the U3A community about the creative ways older adults can use to stay healthy, active and connected with each other during this difficult time.

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  • What is the U3A ethos?

    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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  • Keep Joining

    Keep Joining

    Anyone interested in becoming a member of the U3A can either join their local U3A or the Trust U3A which is an online U3A created to accommodate new members wishing to join during this period of social distancing. Find more details click here.

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  • Keep Volunteering

    Keep Volunteering

    Every day thousands of our members volunteer in a great many different roles to keep their U3As running. From joining Committees, running interest groups, setting up venues, recruiting speakers, organising refreshments, managing the finances, delivering workshops, helping to set up new U3As, running joint learning projects and greeting new members our volunteers are there to ensure that things are running smoothly and to plan and that new initiatives can thrive across the movement.

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Latest U3A News

U3A Brand Refresh is on its way

22 Sep 2020

A U3A brand refresh is on its way and will be revealed on 29 September. Over the last year we have embarked on a process of refreshing our U3A brand so that it better reflects the vibrancy, connection, and learning that takes place every day across the movement.   We have spoken to many U3A m ...

First U3A Radio Podcast

21 Sep 2020

Join us for the first U3A Radio Podcast episode on 29 September.  The first episode will be broadcast on U3A's Youtube channel straight after the AGM on Tuesday 29 September. This is the first in a series of broadcasts and will explore the theme U3A Looking Forward.  The U3A Radio podcas ...

Scotland U3A's Art Competition Winners

20 Sep 2020

The Scotland U3A Withdrawing Art Competition has announced its winners. After amazing entries from U3A members across Scotland, Lindsay Hewitt has won the 'Withdrawing Art Competition' with her 'Triptych' depicting a forest scene. A panel of judges made up of U3A members were joined by Sandy Moffa ...

Ideas to Keep Learning 18

18 Sep 2020

Continuing our series which shares great ideas and the latest ideas and suggestions to help you keep active, keep connected and keep learning. Films Carlton and Gedling u3a have started a film study group in response to cinemas and theatres being closed. They meet twice a month to watch a film agr ...

Staying Safe Online: An Event on Cyber Security

16 Sep 2020

We're so pleased to welcome one of our members, Barry Linton, to share a presentation on cyber security that he has created in liason with Essex Police. Staying Safe Online is led by Barry of Thorpe Bay U3A who has worked in IT his whole working life. The popular presentation, which had great feedb ...

Birdwatch Update 8

14 Sep 2020

As autumn approaches birds will be migrating to adapt to the changing seasonal weather. From September birds start arriving back from the Arctic and Iceland, whilst others such as Swallows and House Martins begin their journey south, flying off to warmer weather in Africa. Birds such as Gannets, Te ...


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"I was thrilled to see the enthusiasm and even though I may not have converted all of them to the craft, I did provide something new." Jacqui has started running Crouch End and District u3a Felt Making groups outside again. Read the full story on Sources. sources.u3a.org.uk
There's only two more days to submit your photos into U3A Eye, this time the theme is 'Radio.' Submit your photos and see the current gallery, 'Animals', u3a.org.uk/learning/u3a-e… L-R: Derek Oakley, Christopher Baron, Rita Miles, David Muir
Join us on 24 September for an event on Cyber Security with Thorpe Bay u3a member, Barry. The presentation will talk through steps to take to stay safe online. Find out more here, u3a.org.uk/component/cont…
"Our skills at walling hadn’t been lost and the friendships were still there. It was good to be out in the fresh air again with friends." Dronfield and District U3A's Dry Walling Group has started meeting again, dividing into two smaller groups that meet separately.
Rosemary Burton, of Oxford U3A, won for her short story, 'The Clock' which, along with the other top three stories, was read out at the event. Read the stories from all 16 regional winners here: u3a.org.uk/learning/creat… #creativewriting