u3a Week

u3a Week: 21 - 29 September 2024

u3a Week is an annual event to showcase the activity, learning and fun which takes place across the movement every day. It is a celebration of positive ageing, highlighting our members' lived experience.

Between 21 and 29 September 2024, u3as and networks across the UK will be hosting events to mark u3a week.

Our nationally coordinated event, Alfresco in Autumn, will be returning in 2024, and this year will take place on Friday 27 September. This event took place for the first time in 2023 and encourages members to take the fun and learning of their u3a outside – whether through a u3a-wide event or an outdoor session for regular interest groups.

u3a week activities will include an exciting online speaker’s programme – details of which are still to be announced.

We would love to know what your u3a is planning for u3a week – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How u3as got involved in 2023

From Dundee to Penzance, u3a members celebrated u3a week by connecting existing members together as well as hosting external events to reach new members of their local communities. There were beach cleans, table tennis tournaments and open days across the UK.

Friday was the day for our nationally coordinated event, Alfresco in Autumn. This built on the previous success of Picnic in the Park and saw u3as across the movement take the fun and learning of their u3a outside, with picnics and outdoor activity sessions.

Dundee u3a planned an early Alfresco in Autumn event in their local Botanic gardens. Member Hilde says, “Dundee members took the theme of the organisation's motto of Learn, Laugh, Live to: Learn about the plants; Laugh at the fun of silly games organised; and Live a great retirement.”

Future u3a Week dates

  • 21-29 September 2024

  • 20-28 September 2025

  • 19-27 September 2026

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