THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE
Learning and fun for older people no longer in full-time employment.
'U3A' stands for 'University of The Third Age'.
It's not a university in the usual sense. Instead, it consists of self-help, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operatives all over the UK.
Each local U3A is a charity run entirely by volunteers.
York U3A serves the area around York city.
Yes we learn, but we're more interested in having fun than gaining qualifications.
We have monthly talks/meetings, trips and activities. But the real life of U3A is in the interest groups, which meet in different places.
Groups are very informal, not at all scary. Many entail social activities and sports, rather than academic study.
Once a member, you can join as many groups as you like, provided there is capacity.
Do you live in or near York?
Are you an older person and not in full-time work?
If so, U3A could be for you. There’s lots happening, at different times on various days, so there’s a good chance you’ll find something interesting that fits your diary.
You’re welcome just to turn up at our office in York where our volunteers can tell you more. Browse our website. Or call for more information.
(See "Contact Us" for details of our office hours)
You’ll get a friendly reception, whichever route you choose.
Go to "About Us" for more.....
copyright York U3A 2016-17
With over 1700 members and a very active committee, we are one of the largest U3As in the country.
Whilst we are proud of the range of our activities, we are not complacent.
There is always room for new ideas - so maybe there is something that you can offer us?
River Ouse, York
Low Petergate, York
....and to our new website!!