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.
News May 2020
The May edition News Bites has been posted under.News, together with a message from Jean Hogg, Trustee East Midlands
The first National U3A Day has been moved from Wednesday 3rd June to Thursday 1st October 2020 which is International Day of Older Persons. U3A Day is planned to maximise the opportunity to raise our profile nationally.
The planned East Midlands Regional Conference 2020 - 'Making a Difference' has been moved from Tuesday 21st April to Friday 30th October 2020 .at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Eastwood, Nottingham. To view the programme follow this link: programme.
The COVID-19 coronavirus is the most serious event in our lifetime. It is touching all aspects of life, particularly that of U3A members. The postponement of Monthly Meetings and Interest Groups sessions - the beating heart of the movement - presents a challenge for many members, particularly those that have become socially isolated with the current restrictions on movement. However, U3A members are very resilient and have overcome many setbacks in their lives by adopting a positive attitude.
Third Age Trust Chairman Ian McCannah, March 2020
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.