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There are 1050 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 444,000 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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Want to challenge yourself this Friday? Why not put yourself to the test and try this weeks #maths challenge? u3a.org.uk/component/cont…
RT @GuildfordU3A: Together we are Guildford U3A - Learning new skill sets to keep in touch- it's never too late! Meetings by zoom, groups…
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Did you know Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere in the world? This is celebrated in the #castles-themed #Wales Region U3A #photography competition - see all 12 runners up here: sites.google.com/view/dysguchwe… Photo: Dolbadarn Castle by David Peers, Bangor U3A
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Our film, U3A Life in Lockdown has had 10,000 views in only a short period of time. To see how interest groups in our movement are meeting virtually - even to tap dance - watch here, youtube.com/watch?v=aBSfUG… and please keep sharing! #lifeinlockdown #Dance