University of the 3rd Age  (U3A)

A volunteer association for retirees and the mature aged. U3A conducts courses and operates without reference to qualifications, examinations or awards.

 ·       Learn       --- Enjoy mental stimulation

 ·       Teach       --- Share your knowledge/skills

 ·       Socialise --- Make friends and relax

 What does U3A stand for?

U3A is "University of the Third Age". 
The term “University” is used in the original sense of the word - of an association or community of teachers and scholars, united in the pursuit of knowledge.

"Third Age" refers to the life period of active retirement, which follows the first age of childhood and formal education and the second age of working life, and which precedes the fourth age of dependence.

"The University shall consist of a body of persons who undertakes to learn and to help others to learn. Those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach".

Dr Peter Laslett, Co-founder of U3A  Britain