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News from the Trust

u3a turns 40 years old in 2022 and is ‘fit for the future! We will be celebrating this milestone with a packed programme of events running all year. u3as and members will have the opportunity to get involved in the celebrations and help raise the profile of our wonderful and vibrant organisation. A full programme will be available soon but please click here to read more about what is being planned

This page will be regularly updated with new information and articles about the u3a 40th Anniversary so please check back soon. If you want to get involved now you can sign up for the national newsletter to make sure you get all the latest information on events and celebrations.

Join in to celebrate this milestone and learn, laugh, and live!

u3a members sharing skills in new tutorials with Specsavers 

Create a stunning landscape painting with Steph McGovern and her dad, Eamonn, click on the picture to watch

u3a is working with Specsavers on a new series of tutorials. The series highlights the knowledge and skills of older adults and the benefits of sharing skills between generations.

The first of the tutorials on the hub include presenter Steph McGovern, who is supporting the campaign, learning how to paint from her dad.





Watch the first tutorials on the Specsavers Hub now – in which:

  • presenter Steph McGovern learns how to paint a landscape from her father,
  • Sherburn & Villages u3a member Margaret creates a flower centrepiece using a shop bought bouquet
  • Edinburgh u3a member Judith explains the benefits of laughter yoga


Do you have any accessible skills that you would like to share as part of this series? Please get in touch.



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In our new u3a film, recently launched, members share their stories of how u3a changed their lives for the better.

It showcases how u3a helps members to learn new things, laugh together and live life to the full.



If you have not yet seen the film, watch it on our YouTube channel.


A new episode of the u3a radio podcast

In the latest episode of the u3a radio podcast, hear about how u3as will be having picnics across the UK to celebrate the 40th anniversary, learn how u3a members across the UK have been researching the health of postal pensioners and meet the newest member of the team, Sarah.

Listen to the episode on our YouTube channel now, or on podcasting platforms including Spotify and Apple.


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