Thank you for visiting the website of the Nottinghamshire Network of U3As, a county network within the East Midlands U3A Region. There is an East Midlands U3A Region 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.
Read the October 2018 News Bites under News.
Golden Generation 50+ Fair September 2018
On 14th September a “Golden Generation 50+ Fair” was held at Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, organised by Mark Spencer, Member of Parliament for Sherwood. Photograph and more information under News.
Mature and Senior Citizens' Fair July 2018
Mansfield and District U3A, together with Forest Town U3A, took part in the first Mature and Senior Citizens' Fair organised by local MP Ben Bradley (Conservative) for his constituents. Report and photograph under News.
Ruddington U3A Launch
The inaugural meeting was held on Monday 21st May in the Methodist Church, 82 people joined and an energetic steering group was formed. Contact details on the Ruddington webpage.
About the U3A
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.
How to Join a U3A
Each U3A is an autonomous organisation, select and join one or more. Select from the list under the U3As tab. Follow the links to find out more about the selected U3A. Check out the groups that each U3A has to offer. Join by going along to a monthly meeting or by contacting the membership secretary, the details will be on their website.