Park Nottingham

Welcome to Park Nottingham u3a


The u3a is a nationwide movement dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and expertise gathered by members through their occupations, hobbies and interests. There are over 1000 autonomous local u3as set up in the UK, affiliated to the Third Age Trust (a registered charity) with more being added as we speak and Park Nottingham is proud to join them. Based in The Park, in the historic heart of Nottingham, we aim to provide opportunities for members to explore learning and friendship in a welcoming and inclusive environment. You do not need to be resident in The Park to join!

u3a membership is not related to a specific chronological age but to a period in one’s life after the 'second age' of full-time employment. Anyone in their 'third age' can join a u3a, including those who are working part-time. There is no lower age for membership and certainly no upper limit.

Retired people have a lifetime of experience and, collectively, a vast amount of knowledge. Knowledge of a particular subject/activity can be put to use in helping people who may never have had the opportunity to learn or experience it earlier in life. To do so, we form groups around a topic or activity. Members can also decide to jointly explore and develop their own expertise from scratch. Revisit old interests afresh or develop new ones!

We are dedicated to providing activities and groups based on peer learning and joint exploration. We achieved full membership of the Trust in March 2017. We already have many active Groups, and we are growing rapidly. Please go to the Groups page for more details.

We also hold a monthly Coffee Morning (see Events button above) to socialise across the membership, host guest speakers and welcome prospective and new members. You are very welcome to pop along to see what is on offer. You can also join at the time or by contacting Membership Secretary via the Contact button above.

Alternatively, print off a Membership Application Form and follow the instructions.

Membership costs £28 for a year- there is no charge to attend the monthly talk

Come and see what we can offer!