The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery and the opportunity for self development.
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them. You don’t need any qualifications: U3A is a university in the original sense of the word – a group of people committed to learning. Browse our current groups to see what interests you, or if you think something is missing and you’d like to start a Group in your area of interest – just contact us and we’ll help you start!
How we do it
U3A is not what we usually think of as a university. It’s a place where we learn from each other’s interests, enthusiasm, experience or knowledge– and there is no course work or exams!
U3A MEMBERS are people who are interested and enthusiastic about something, anything, everything … so they get together with fellow enthusiasts to talk about it, do it, learn more about it.
U3A MEMBERS set up and run the groups, and full support is given to new ideas for even more groups. If you have a special interest or knowledge, then why not join us and share it with others?
Use the dropdown tab at the top of this page to see the current active groups.
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