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About Us

What is U3A?

U3A stands for University of the Third Age. This is an international self help organisation for people no longer in full time employment and there are hundreds of U3A groups across the country. Each U3A is run independently, but follows the guiding principles set by the The Third Age Trust (a Registered Charity) which is the national support and advisory body for all UK U3As.

Why is it called University of the Third Age?

The word “university” is used in its original sense of people coming together to share and pursue learning in all its forms. No academic qualifications are required and membership is open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired.

Our members are in the so-called Third Age, which comes after the First Age of childhood dependence and the Second Age of full-time employment and parental responsibility.

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