Category Archives: National Office

May 2022 Newsletter from the National U3A movement

The latest ‘Bitesize’ newsletter from the u3a National Office has been issued – click the link to see it! It is a spotlight on what u3a is all about, friendship, participation, sharing and community in the unique u3a way. Click ‘more’ for the link vs1_Bitesize_Newsletter_may_2022.pdf (

Now available -U3A Podcast from the Third Age Trust

  The u3a radio podcast has now launched on podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts. The episode can also still be listened to on our u3a YouTube channel with captions.  In the January episode, the team discuss the Kindertransport learning initiative, talk to a member of u3a in Australia and hear about the milestone of 5,000 trees… Read More »

Happy New Year! u3a is 40 this year!

This  year is the 40th anniversary of the u3a movement.  The National Office will be celebrating all year long and running national events, the details of which you can see on the  National Office website.  Minehead and District u3a Group celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2019, so we are a bit younger than the National Movement. Why not… Read More »

National Office – help with design of everyday objects

From u3a National Office:  As part of our work to challenge negative stereotypes around age and promote positive ageing, u3a has joined forces with This Age Thing and The Design Age Institute at the Royal College of Art to help identify those everyday items in our homes that we find most irritating. Poor design is making our lives… Read More »

Your u3a National newsletter

Each month, the National Office for the Third Age Trust sends out an online newsletter.  Click here for the link for the October edition.  You can sign up to get these newsletters direct to your own email address by clicking on this link. We will post the link here for Minehead and District Members occasionally – but cannot… Read More »

Third Age Trust u3a Strategy

Draft Strategy – Your views   Have your say about the u3a movement! The Third Age Trust  (the overarching national body of the u3a as a movement) is in the early stages of developing a strategy to guide the future work of the u3a movement and wants to hear from u3a members about what you see as the priorities going… Read More »