U3A National and Local

U3A Todmorden is part of a world-wide and exciting self-help educational movement for older people no longer in full-time work: check out the national organisation’s website.  Every member gets a regular magazine about what other U3A’s are doing.

U3A stands for ‘University of the Third Age’ – a university that doesn’t hand out qualifications, but brings like-minded people together to share knowledge, experience and pleasure. It’s a worldwide organisation, started in France (though the principles are quite different). In the UK (at the last count) there are 1001 local groups with about 384,000 members, and rising – because we meet the need for older people to get together to learn and have fun.

U3A Todmorden started in 2008 with about 40 members and now has around 500, and a regular programme of activities.  See our latest news or browse the website for more information.