Subject Networks

Subject Networks

Subject networks provide a platform for u3a members to connect and come together around their interests.

They are an opportunity to share ideas and resources, build relationships and access more learning opportunities around the subject. Whether you attend an interest group in that subject or not, there are many benefits to joining a national u3a subject network.

More subject networks are being developed across u3a all the time both with and without the support of the u3a national office. If you want to help bring members together around a subject you are passionate about then please get in touch, likewise, if these connections already exist in your area let us know. Get in touch - u3a National Office


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Browse subjects within astronomy and join the mailing list for astronomy enthusiasts

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Play bridge online and interact with other bridge groups

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Advice for new u3a chess groups to play face-to-face and facilitate the playing of chess online at the local, regional and national level. 

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Climate Change & the Environment

Find a wealth of resources for your local Climate Change group and join the network mailing list 

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Join the Craft u3a Facebook group, where members share ideas and what their groups have been up to. 

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Crown Green Bowling

Subject Advisor Andy provides a newsletter and facilitates knowledge sharing within Crown Green Bowling groups

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Share ideas and successes within u3a Cycling groups, and bridge the gap between u3as in adjacent areas.

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Support for setting up a u3a Geology group, ideas for meetings and resources available online. 

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The Science Network meets online three times a year to share talks and ideas. 

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Speaker Swap

Get talks for your u3a, online or in person. Share the database with your local u3a groups coordinator. 

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u3a Film Unit

Sharing members' film making skills via a shared YouTube channel 

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u3a Walkers' Exchange

Share local walks across the UK from one u3a to another u3a

Subject Advisers

Looking for advice or support around a particular subject? Contact the u3a Subject Advisers

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