The University of the Third Age18/09/2020
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international movement who believe that continuing to learn and develop your interests, make friends, and try something new is a life long passion and as a result is great for your mental health. U3A started as a movement in France in 1973. In the1980s, the movement reached the United Kingdom where it became a much more flexible organisation centred around peer learning.
U3A membership is not related to a specific age but to a period in one's life (the third age) after the second age of full-time employment and parental responsibility. For this reason it attracts a lot of members aged 50 and over, however, there's no lower age membership.
There are 1050 local U3As across the United Kingdom with over 440,000 members. The Guernsey U3A launched in November, 2015. There are a huge range of groups, from sports, crafts, language, card games, to name a few. For further information please look at the Guernsey U3A website: