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There are 1050 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 444,000 members.

 

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  • 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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Join our weekly quiz! Chris Wright, the subject advisor for Quizzing, has put together six weekly quizzes to challenge you and get you thinking. Get the first one here, u3a.org.uk/component/cont… #Quizzing #KeepingInTouch
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'I went on another walk today We met a couple of friends and stopped for a brief chat, keeping our distance A small encounter like this keeps everyone sane I think.' U3A members are contributing to a Living History Diary Project Read more sources.u3a.org.uk #keepingintouch
@The_Globe are also streaming fortnightly plays - starting tonight with Hamlet #Shakespeare #KeepingInTouch
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The U3A Shakespeare Subject Advisor has found these resources so members can keep learning about the Bard: @TheRSC has lots of info, including links to plays you can watch, rsc.org.uk/education/abou… You can do virtual tours of @ShakespeareBT shakespeare.org.uk/visit/plan-you… #keepingintouch
RT @MagU3a: In the Spring issue of TAM, out this week, @BBCSpringwatch presenter @IoloWilliams2 is our cover star. He talks about the crisi…