U3a is a UK wide organisation of members no longer in fulltime work, who meet to continue their
educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.

There are over 1000 u3a’s across the UK, with interest groups chosen and run by members.
The organisation enables members to stay active, keep learning and have fun. The logo u3a - learn,
laugh, live - tells you it all.

Sidmouth u3a has (December 2021) over 500 members, belonging to over 60 interest groups. It has
a monthly “open” meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, at Stowford community centre.

There is a website for the national organisation of u3a, which offers a great deal of information, and a quarterly magazine, Third Age Matters which keeps members across the UK in touch. National programmes are also available, with specialist subject advice and online learning events.