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The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.

The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.


  • "U3A means I never have any spare time any more"
  • "The U3A taught me things I have missed along life's way"
  • "U3A gave me a chance to expand my interests and learning"
  • "I have been a U3A member for five years and what a godsend that has been"
  • "Belonging to a U3A has taught me that it's never too late to try something new"
  • "The U3A provided me with an anchor in the bleak time after retirement"
  • "As a U3A member, time passes so quickly, you can't be bored"

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National Office:

The Third Age Trust

52 Lant Street



Phone: 020 8466 6139

Mon to Fri 9.30am to 5.00pm

Resource Centre (Library):

Phone: 020 8315 0199

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday

9.30am to 4.00pm

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