London U3A Region


The U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.
This is the site of the London Region of the University of the Third Age (U3A). We have 43 autonomous U3As in the Region, together totalling about 23,000 members.

Individuals become members of the London Region of U3As by virtue of their membership of a constituent U3A branch not by joining in their own right.

Click on the Our U3As button at the top to see a list of our constituent branches.

The Constitution of the London Region of U3As is available through the CONSTITUTION link below.



Click on LONDON REGION PRESENTATION in LINKS on the right hand side of this page.


COMMITTEES, 2017-2018

For The Executive Committee and Other Representatives click on COMMITTEES 2017-2018 in LINKS on this page.


New material is regularly inserted on the site. ALWAYS CONSULT THE NOTICE BOARD (on the right) to see what's new.




THE GUARDIAN: Click on LINK 'In Praise of U3A' on this page

And THE TIMES also had its say about the U3A. Click on 'U3A in The Times' in LINKS on this page.

And now it's the DAILY MAIL'S turn. Click on 'Daily Mail U3A' in LINKS on this page.
And two more articles about the U3A:

1. In EDUCATION JOURNAL. Click on Education Journal in Links on this page
2. In MATURE TIMES. Click on Mature Times in Links on this page.



Each U3A in the London Region can nominate two delegates to attend the quarterly business meetings. At the meeting we plan regional events and discuss how we can promote U3As in London and how we can encourage greater co-operation between member U3As. If your U3A has yet to nominate delegates you can do so by emailing the Chairman - see CONTACT page.

Much of the funding for Regional initiatives is now coming directly from the Third Age Trust instead of the capitation fee previously charged. We have budget figures for the current year and the Regional Trustee will shortly be preparing a budget request for next year. It is anticipated that the Regional Delegate meeting will, in future, contribute ideas for consideration by the Management Committee.

We will, from time to time, add details to this page of future Delegate Meetings and provide a brief synopsis of subjects we have discussed at meetings.
Use the buttons at the top of each page to navigate around the site. All documents also appear on the Links page. If you open a document use the back button in your browser to return to the original page.
If you would like some information added to this site or wish to comment please use the link to the Web Editor on the CONTACT page.

From the Web Editor
I would very much appreciate input by the users of the site. Be sure to tell me where I’m going wrong and don’t hesitate to send me comments and any ideas as to how improvements might be made. The site is the major medium by which U3A London Region communicates with its constituent members from all the individual London U3As: and there are now over 18,000 of them - quite a sizeable organisation.
We aim to tell you what is happening for U3A members under the aegis of the unifying London Region – the various events, shared learning projects, study days, and more. If you have activities in your own U3A which you believe might interest members of other regional branches please let me know. Let us try to make this site a forum for all London U3A members and a means by which they can communicate with each other.
I look forward to working with you all.
You can contact me (and the Officers of the London Region) through the CONTACT button.

Michael Black
Website Editor

Joining a U3A

If you are searching for a U3A to join then have a look at OUR U3As page (button at the top of this page) for details of all of the London U3As. You will be able to find one or more in your locality and we are certain that you will discover one that suits your particular needs. Joining a U3A is a great way to broaden your horizons and your circle of friends.


Life in the Third Age