U3A (formerly, the University of the Third Age), is a learning community organised by and for people who are in retirement. Members share intellectual, creative and leisure activities that, in turn, encourage positive ageing, and personal well-being.
The idea was born in France in the mid seventies and has now spread to most countries. It’s a way to tap that reservoir of knowledge, skills and experience possessed by older people.
Each U3A is a voluntary, non-profit, non-sectarian organisation. There is no central governance as each group sets up its own programmes, run by volunteers from among the group.
You may like to learn more about U3A by watching one of the videos below