The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a voluntary, self-help organisation located throughout the UK and overseas. It is run for and by people who want to keep active in mind and body when they are no longer working full time. It is about involvement in learning new things, expanding horizons, sharing skills and experiences, making new friends, helping others to learn, accepting new challenges to show that age need be no barrier to learning or to helping others to learn. And to enjoy – if it’s not fun, it’s not U3A! No entry qualifications, no examinations, just the joy of learning in a friendly environment. If we’re going to live longer, let’s make the most of it. There is no upper age limit on curiosity! We believe learning need never stop and should be a pleasure.
This site is regularly updated and announcements will draw your attention to what’s new – they are listed below with the most recent on top.
We have added a list of those groups that have reported they have space for a few extra members. To see the list, choose the GROUPS menu in the black bar below the photo of Alexandra Palace, and click on GROUPS WITH SPACES. Please check here from time to time, and get in touch with the contact for that group if you’d like to join a group!
(Group Coordinators please help us keep this list up to date by telling the Groups Organisers when you want to be added or removed from the list.)
EXTERNAL – London Pro Arte Choir: “Merrily on high”
A celebration of carols for choir and audience
In aid of: HOMELESS ACTION in BARNET
Saturday 7 December 2013 at 5pm see Flyer
Tickets: £10 adults, under 18 years free entry
from Kilworth Radio, 91 The Broadway, Mill Hill, London NW7 3TG
Go to Ticket Sales or Phone: 020 8420 7238
Entitled “Music of the Americas”, this day is at the Bechstein Room of the Wigmore Hall, from 10 until 4 on Saturday 22 March 2014. Morning and afternoon coffee/tea is included.
More details and booking form here.
A couple of shared learning projects have been announced by London Region. One is very local, based at Fenton House Hampstead.
See our Shared Learning Projeccts page.
EXTERNAL – British Film Institute – Winter programme for Seniors
Includes various free matinees and a free morning talk. See this flyer for details.
Coach Outing to Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre.
See this historic market town and enjoy the town’s 10th Christmas market. Click for more details and booking form.
EXTERNAL: Felicitas Chamber Choir presents “A Boy was Born” on Saturday 14th December
A member of Waltham Forest U3A is organising this concert at The Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, Essex at 7.30pm.
It will be a varied evening of Christmas choral music.
Tickets: £10 (Children & full-time students below the age of 21 Free).
Available on the door or from: The Ticket Secretary, Anne Jones, 87 Malford Grove, South Woodford, E18 2DH. (Please enclose s.a.e. and cheque payable to ‘Felicitas’).
Please visit their website: www.felicitas.org.uk
EXTERNAL: Looking for volunteers
I am a practicing Speech and Language Therapist in London. I am also completing my Masters project at City University. I am compiling a project on thinking and language and are looking for volunteers, aged between 40-75 years, to take part in the study. The tasks would involve completing paper based assessments which should not last more than 1 hour. These sessions could either take place at City University or at a location convenient to you. Thank you in advance for your time. More details.
You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07861665280.
Our next coach outing, on Friday October 25th, should give us the chance to see a good “Fall” display. Westonbirt Arboretum, the UK’s national arboretum lies in south Gloucestershire.
Click for more details and booking form.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR: Women’s Work Exhibition in Holloway Road N7 from 11th September…