U3As (University of the Third Age) are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full-time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

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“I think the U3A has been a great innovation here in Aintree. It brings people together in shared interests. New friendships are formed and old ones renewed. Many thanks to all who help in whatever capacity.” J Parry-Jones

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       Walking Group - November 2018

The Walking Group had a day out walking in Ambleside on 15 November. They climbed Todd Crag and after a steep climb enjoyed lunch at the top. Fabulous day with stunning views enjoyed by all. Thanks to Marion, Margaret and Walk Leader Mike.

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November 2018

This WW1 picture was painted by members of the Art Active Group as part of the commemorative display in the Community Centre.


Benefits of Membership

  • Magazine Third Age Matters delivered 5 times a year
  • 24-hour legal advice line
  • Get actively in a range of interest groups – What are you interested in? Start your own group.
  • Aintree U3A Newsletter
  • Hear interesting speakers
  • Make friends
  • Learning Resources

Out and About Group - November 2018

Photo shows U3A members enjoying a delicious Sunday Lunch at O'Briens in Ormskirk on Sunday 4 November. Thanks to Marion and Margaret from the Out and About Group for organising the event. 

U3A from Ukuleles to Genealogy

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Walking Group - October 2018

Photo shows our walkers nearby the West Kirby RAF memorial, enjoying beautiful sunshine and scenery in Frankby on 18 October.

The day ended with a cuppa at the Barking Mad Cafe. Great walk enjoyed by all.

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Out and About Group - August 2018

Photos are from our Out and About Group visit to the Wirral Transport Museum on 30 August. Fascinating trip down memory lane viewing trams, buses, vintage cars and a huge model railway. We even went on a tram ride. Highly recommend a visit.