National & Regional U3A

 

NATIONAL AND REGIONAL U3A

This section includes information on national and regional courses and news, together  with the resource centre and other national U3A networks.

 

NATIONAL U3A

The U3A National Office details :

The Third Age Trust

The Old Municipal Buildings

19 East Street

Bromley

BR1 1QH

Tel:                 020 8466 6139

Website:       www.u3a.org.uk

email:            national.office@u3a.org.uk

Virtual U3A

We have received the  following information on The Virtual U3A.: “The Virtual U3A (vU3a), which went live in January 2009, is an online-only U3A, affiliated to the Third Age Trust. One of its principal aims is to provide the U3A experience for those who are rendered isolated in some way by circumstances or geography and unable to play a full part in a terrestrial U3A. More information is available on the public website www.vu3a.org where one can also apply for membership. Why not pay it a visit? And if you know of anyone who might benefit, please pass the information on.”

Legal Advice

 The U3A offers a free, 24 hour Legal Advice service for members on any legal issues. Simply telephone 01455 251 500 and quote: Name: The Third Age Trust, Number: 70494

 

RESOURCE CENTRE    

The Resource Centre in the National Office in Bromley has a collection of non-book material available to all U3A groups to borrow free of charge except for the cost of return postage. There are slides, videos, cassettes, dvds and cd roms available in a wide range of subjects. Individual subject lists are available from the Resource Centre on request and the whole catalogue is available here on the web site with an ordering facility. Please note that you have to first register with the Resource Centre as a user either by telephoning between 9.30am and 3.30pm on either a TUESDAY or a THURSDAY, or online by going into the resource centre catalogue and clicking on ‘sign up’. Bookings can be made 9 months ahead and loans are for an initial period of 3 weeks. Over 75% of U3As are making regular use of the Resource Centre to support and enhance their study groups and if you would like more detail about a particular item do not hesitate to contact the Resource Centre by email resource.centre@u3a.org.uk or telephone 0208 315 0199#

 

U3A NATIONAL CHESS BY EMAIL

For details of U3A Chess by email, click here

 

NORTH WEST U3A

For a link to the North West U3A website, click on NORTH WEST REGION WEBSITE.   For the latest NW U3A Newsletter, click on NW U3A 

 

U3A Summer School 2, Cirencester, 15th-18th August 2016

For a review of the summer school go to Review of Group Events, Visits and Outings

 

 ”The Third Age Trust’s Conference and AGM, 2013″ video

For a video on “The Third Age Trust’s Conference and AGM, 2013″ see below.   This video is available by permission of the national U3A for whom it was prepared.