Isle of Man



New Members - the fee for this year is £17 and payment by bank transfer can be made as follows:-

Account – The University of the Third Age (Isle of Man)

Sort Code – 40-19-38

A/C No 94131932

PLEASE put your name and initials in the Reference Box.

If your bank system gives you the options of Personal or Business, choose Business.

or by cheque made out to The University of the Third Age IOM and send to the u3a at:-

Evelyn Corrin
48 Howe Road
Onchan IM3 2AZ


In the u3a Vision and Principles, it is emphasised that members should play an active part in running their u3a – “by the members, for the members”. The officer roles are key to our charitable status, so we really need volunteers for the Committee and especially the Business Secretary role. If you think you can take part in this important function, you would be warmly welcomed and supported. If you would like to observe at a Committee meeting, this can be arranged. If you have any questions about the roles, please approach any of the current Committee members at the Network meeting.

2024 is going to be a year of big change for our u3a. We are going to need about 4 new people to join our Committee if we are going to continue..

Kim has been Chairman for 3 years which is the maximum term that she can serve under the rules set out in our Constitution.

Ian is no longer able to commit the time to undertake the role of Membership Secretary or Committee Member.

Tony has given us notice that he cannot continue on the Committee.

Sue, who has been our longest serving and most knowledgeable Committee member, is now unable to give time to our Committee.

And finally Jan has decided it is time to leave the Committee.

If you would be interested in joining the Committee please respond to this email. The Committee meets one Wednesday each month at St Johns from 10.30 to no later than 12,30. The work is not onerous, but you would need to have reasonably proficient IT skills and access to your own computer or tablet.


Did you know that if you book a holiday with Riviera Travel or Ramblers Walking Holidays they will pay a commission to our u3a on the Isle of Man?-see Out and About tab.

January is a time for thinking about holidays and some good news is that Fred Olsen offer 5% discount on their cruises for u3a members. You need to ring them direct and give them your membership number. And if anyone knows of any other discounts for anything, available to members, please let me know and I will pass it on.


The Digital Photography Group is now looking for new members for next year, starting in January.

The intake will be limited to 5 people, on a first come first served basis, with the following attributes:

Owners of a digital camera that gives control over exposure modes.

Have a computer or laptop and are competent in managing their images and uploading them to Google Drive (some user guides will be available).

The aim of the group will be to help members take more creative photographs through a better understanding of composition, exposure, focus and the camera's creative tools.

To join or make enquiries please contact the Group Leader, Jem Cotton, on


The next Quiz Group meeting is on Friday the 16th of February at the Archibald Knox at 2.30 - 4.30 when Dave and Val Allwood will be your quizmasters.


The u3a are holding free online learning events with subjects varying from cookery to Maths, seated Yoga to Philosophy. Some have the option to ask questions.


"I am writing to you as you may share a love of "the Arts " with members of The Arts Society Isle of Man. We are an arts appreciation society affiliated to the UK society, which gives us access to a directory of accredited lecturers. We are thus able to bring to the Isle of Man, some remarkable people with a breadth of knowledge and experience of their subject. Click on the link below to see our 2023-24 Programme flyer. I hope you will find our varied programme of interest and if you would like to join, we start the season on 19th September with a lecture on Lord Duveen, an Englishman in New York whose business model ran: "Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of money." Lectures are at 11.30am in the Manx Museum Theatre, also live- streamed if you are unable to attend in person.

The annual membership subscription is £60 for the season 2023-24. This includes 8 lectures in the Museum Theatre. In addition, a further two social events of one or more lectures with a lunch at Comis and ad hoc summer outings too. (Charged separately.) If you do not wish to commit to membership or just fancy a particular topic, you can come to a lecture as a guest paying £10 at the door".

For more information, please contact the membership secretary, Sue Creer,

Art Society Programme


The meetings will be held at Greens, St Johns. Meetings are organised by a new u3a member, Jan Main, who can be contacted on 07780 513213.


This has been set up by Rosemary Baggs. All members are invited to join and contribute to the page, adding photos of u3a events and letting other members know of future events. You can join by going to IOM U3A and apply using your membership number found on your global Email or you could send your contributions to Andy Corrin to be included on this web site.


If you have any articles and/or photos that you would like to be shown on our website, please contact our Webmaster Andy Corrin through the Contacts page on the site.


Our National u3a website is permanently linked to our site here by the end tab at the top of the page (next to Gallery). Clicking on this will take you straight through. It has a whole range of things to keep you interested and occupied.

How about keeping your grey matter stimulated with online learning? Check out what's free and available on the Future Learn website

If you need local advice about Covid 19, please click on IOM GOVERNMENT/COVID 19

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