U3A - The University Of The Third Age

University for older people, 3rd age university, courses in later life

What does it do?

The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK.  U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

Who it is for?

Older people no longer in full time work.

Where it is available?

National service (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales).

What it costs:

Contact the organisation for more details.

How to access or apply for it:

National Office:
The Third Age Trust
The Old Municipal Buildings
19, East Street
Kent, BR1 1QE
Phone: 020 8466 6139
Phone Lines Open :
Mon to Fri 9.30am to 5.00pm

Resource Centre:
Phone: 020 8315 0199
Opening hours
Tuesday TO Thursday
9.30am to 4.00pm

Or you can email the Trust from their website.

What to expect then:

The Trust will be able to give you details of local U3A groups.


Info last updated:

The Old Municipal Buildings, 19 East Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1QE