About the u3a
The u3a (University of the Third Age) gives you a chance to share your knowledge, experience and talents with others, in friendly surroundings. Anyone over the age of 50, and not in full-time employment, is welcome – you don’t need any qualifications. u3a is a university in the original sense of the word – a group of people committed to learning. The Tower Hamlets branch of the u3a was started in 2008, and has since attracted many lively, friendly and enthusiastic new members. There are currently over 120 of us, with a wide range of interests and enjoying learning with and from one another.
Our Current Programme gives you an idea of the range of our activities. Download it here:
or browse through the list of topics on the right.
CORONAVIRUS: Please contact your group leader to find out whether activities are going ahead.
For an example of what we do, have a look at the paintings produced on iPads by our iPainting group.
If you don’t see a subject you like – or if you’d like to lead a Group in your area of interest – just contact us and we’ll help you start!
All events are free to members. If you’d like to join, contact us here.
What we do:
u3a is not what we usually think of as a university. It’s a place where we learn from each other’s interests, enthusiasm, experience or knowledge– and there is no course work or exams!
u3a MEMBERS are people who are interested and enthusiastic about something, anything, everything … so they get together with fellow enthusiasts to talk about it, do it, learn more about it.
u3a MEMBERS are over 50 and not in full-time work as we meet during the day, usually at St Margaret’s House in Old Ford Road.
u3a MEMBERS set up and run the groups, and full support is given to new ideas for even more groups. If you have a special interest or knowledge, then why not join us and share it with others? IT COSTS JUST £10.00 PER YEAR to be a member and you can then join as many of the groups as you want.
How to join:
If you’d like to join, contact us here.
Something to say?
If you’d like to put something on our notice board, have a look at what other members have been saying here.
You can see who’s on the committee here.