Thank you for visiting the website of the Nottinghamshire Network of U3As, a county network within the East Midlands U3A Region. There is an Association of East Midlands U3As, website www.eastmidlandsu3as.org.uk.
The Nottinghamshire Network of U3As is a federation of U3As that have joined together to support each other in the promotion of informal learning and the cultural and social development of their members. The inaugural meeting was held in January 2009.
The U3A is an amazing organisation. The word ‘university’ in this context is used in its original sense of people coming together to learn. In the UK it has been running since 1982 but is part of an international organisation begun in France in the 1970s. Membership is increasing rapidly, as is the number of U3As. The U3A is a self -help organisation offering older people no longer in fulltime employment the opportunity of lifelong learning within a friendly and sociable framework. Each U3A acts autonomously but is affiliated to the Third Age Trust that is the national representative body providing a wide range of services to the U3As.
There is more information about the network on the About Us tab.
Read the April 2017 edition of News Bites under News.
A Workshop 'Managing Growth' to be held at the Summit Centre Kirkby-in-Ashfield on 5th July 2017
We are very lucky as we are to have one of the first workshops to be fully funded and run by the Third Age Trust. We were planning to offer a workshop called 'Growth Matters'. Michaela Moody, one of the Vice Chairmen of the N.E.C.volunteered a recently created workshop on 'Managing Growth' and asked if we would pilot it. Read more on the 'Managing Growth' workshop under News.
A Workshop for Educational Trips and Visits for Convenors and Prospective Convenors
Read the review in the April News Bites under News,
Read the January 2017 edition of News Bites under News.
Report on U3A Day at the National Holocaust Centre
On Wednesday 5th October 2016 seventy members of U3As in the area visited the National Holocaust Centre near Ollerton. This proved to be a moving, interesting and rewarding experience. On arrival, we walked through commemorative gardens (both peaceful and thought-provoking) as we approached the main buildings. After a fascinating introductory talk, where we learned that the role of the museum was that of ‘Learning from the Holocaust’. There was a guided tour of the museum; its haunting photographs, artefacts and reconstructions giving a feeling of immediacy; and sadness for the enormity of what took place. Rosie Allen's full report is under Events Reports.