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There are 1039 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 425,000 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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Sherburn & Villages @U3A_UK joined forces with Yorkshire & Humberside Region to exhibit at a Retirement Fair in Tadcaster An open meeting then took place for those interested in forming a new U3A in Tadcaster. #U3A where Third Agers come together to Learn Laugh & Live
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Grantham @U3A_UK Scottish Country Dancing group - about to celebrate 3rd birthday - has been out in the community sharing their love of dancing with others from across the #EastMidlands U3A brings Third agers together to learn new skills, make friends & have fun #LovetoDance
RT @carolfurze: Crediton U3A members enjoyed speaking Welsh language @thealanquick @U3A_UK creditoncourier.co.uk/article.cfm?id…
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RT @AXELSNRUB: Thanks for having me @U3A_UK at @showroomcinema this morning to talk all things chamber music! 🎶
RT @millrundle: We had a great morning with some ladies from @U3A_UK for a pottery taster session. Well done to everyone https://t.co/K89YA…