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.
National AGM 31st August 2017 Live Streaming
For the first time, those who are not able to attend the National Annual Conference to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, can watch the AGM day live on the internet. To access the AGM live stream, visit https://conference-2017.u3a.org.uk/live on 31st August. The whole day will be broadcast so tune in from around 9am to catch the morning speaker, Jo Coleman. The full programme is available at https://conference-2017.u3a.org.uk/programme/thursday/.
(Post conference note - the live stream is now available on YouTube - U3A AGM 2017 YouTube)
Warsop U3A Launch Monday 9th October 2017
Don’t miss out! Come to the Launch on Monday, 9th October at 10am in the Warsop Parish Centre, Tudor Barn Hall, Church Warsop. More details under News.
Read the August 2017 edition of News Bites under News.
Peer Support Group Meetings for Group Coordinators, Business Secretaries, New Members Secretaries
Meetings are to be held at Sherwood Welfare on Wednesday 4th October 2017, 9.30 to 11.30am. Anyone wanting to attend any of the above Peer Groups should read the July 2017 News Bites under News. The closing date for applications is Friday, 15th September 2017.
Peer Support Group Meeting for Holiday and Trip Leaders.
Also on Wednesday 4th October, 9.30 am to 11.30am, in a different room at Sherwood Welfare and following up the Workshop in March. Anyone wanting to attend should read the July 2017 News Bites under News for full details. The closing date for applications is Friday, 15th September 2017.
Interest Groups Matter Workshop
Michaela Moody, will provide another pilot workshop, “Interest Groups Matter” which is funded by National Office and will therefore be free to Network members. It is planned to be held on Wednesday, 1st November at the Summit Centre, Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Anyone wanting to attend should read the July 2017 News Bites under News for further details.