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There are 1046 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 439,000 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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RT @C_GRitchie: Festive ceilidh season is here! Check this out.....! thecourier.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/e… @U3A_UK @Creative_Dundee https://t.co/gxckbHe0…
RT @chorleywoodu3a: Lovely recognition of the dedicated hard work of a small group of our #U3A members who have brought the history of #Cho…
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In 2014, for Foyle U3A's 25th anniversary, the craft group created 3 displays to represent the U3A's age in roman numerals: XXV. For the 30th they have created a third X. Each X shows the great things they've have been up to since their inaugural meeting @ally_foyle #activeageing
RT @la_u3a: On 3rd Dec #Lostwithiel #U3A Cycling Group braved the cold to undertake "The 3 Saints Ride" covering St Mabyn, St Tudy and St B…
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“This U3A carol concert is, for me, the beginning of Christmas” - Pam Jones U3A members sang carols, ate mince pies and got into the festive spirit at our bespoke U3A event, a carol concert at @StLawrenceJewry