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"Make the most of life once you’re no longer in full time work by exploring new ideas, skills and interests with your local u3a"

Across the UK, u3a members are learning, staying active and having fun in later life. It’s local, social, friendly, low-cost and open to all.

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u3a "rock star" talks world adventures on u3a radio podcast

Geologist Martin from Sutton u3a talks about his career, travel and what it's like to eat a goat's head

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The Geologist Martin Eames has given an exclusive interview with the u3a radio podcast this month and talks about his adventures travelling the world,

Martin from Sutton u3a, who was educated at Emmanuel College Cambridge then researched for a doctorate and lectured at Glasgow University – has worked for companies around the world – and lived in North Africa and the Middle East.

He tells Ela Watts from the radio podcast about his travels including the most interesting meal he ate in Central Asia – a goats head!

Hear this and more on the latest u3a radio podcast – out now - and you can also catch all previous episodes of the podcast on our YouTube channel.

Martin will be leading a free u3a event on Sedimentary Rocks on Nov 2. Find out more on our online events page.

A bold new strategy

A Relevant and Bold New Strategy 

u3a is embarking on an ambitious consultation with members to shape its strategy and direction for the future.

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Burnham u3a Make Archaeological Discovery

Medieval Building Discovered by Burnham u3a

Burnham u3a's Archaeology group excavated a previously unknown medieval building

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What our members say

Jayne

u3a singing has brought such joy and depth to my life.  u3a members are so interesting because they are interested in the world around them

Jayne, Summer School Singing for Fun group

Mick

It’s given me the opportunity to learn to play ukulele for the first time and now I am learning guitar.  I’m having such a lot of fun

Mick, Coleshill u3a and Sutton Coldfield u3a

Angela

I felt very welcomed by other members of the committee when I became a trustee.  u3a got me involved with lots of activities and kept me busy and active after I retired

Angela, Committee Member Croydon u3a

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Learning Area

u3a is the friendly, fun way to learn new things and share your skills with others. Find out more from our expert subject advisors or join in our national learning programmes

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Events

As a u3a member you have access to a range of bespoke events including our summer school programme, our national UK wide events with partner organisations, or simply to take part in our u3a conference and AGM

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Become a member and get exclusive access to our advice area which includes support for u3a committees, to keeping your u3a running during covid-19.

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There’s a range of roles on offer. You can help out across the movement from our trustees, committees, in finance or in communications. It’s a chance to give something back and support the smooth running of the u3a movement.

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u3a Radio Podcast - join our talented team of volunteer members with radio experience as they talk to different people in the movement and share stories, news and features.

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