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James James

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Information post - U3A - University of the Third Age
« on: March 23, 2017, 02:44:38 AM »
Information post about... U3A ... which is   University of the Third Age

Regular readers of the Belfast forum  http://www.belfastforum.co.uk  will be familiar with popular forum member Jack Casement, who is a keen and talented amateur artist, who frequently posts images of his paintings in the lounge section of the forum.   http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=24641

He also has his own website on which he posts images of his paintings.
https://www.thecasementcollection.com/

Jack has just posted an image of his latest picture on the link below.
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,68662.0/topicseen.html

On that recent forum thread, Jack mentioned an organisation called U3A for and with which he has held exhibitions of his paintings.

U3A = University of the Third Age

It's an organisation which provides various social and recreational learning opportunities and facilities for senior citizens, both in the U.K. and in Commonwealth countries.

This Wikipedia page describes the organisation and it's activities.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Third_Age

This is U3A's UK website...
http://www.u3a.org.uk/home.html

https://vu3a.org/index.php

https://www.u3a.org.uk/

This is their London website.  http://www.u3alondon.org.uk/

This is their Northern Ireland website. https://u3ani.info/

This is their Belfast website.  https://u3asites.org.uk/belfast/welcome

https://u3asites.org.uk/belfast/groups

https://u3asites.org.uk/belfast/events

https://u3asites.org.uk/belfast/gallery

This is a map of all of U3A U.K.'s  U.K. local branches...

https://www.u3a.org.uk/find-a-u3a/79-public-area/83-find-a-u3a-group.html

If you hold your mouse pointer over the map and rotate your mouse wheel forwards or backwards, you can zoom in or out of the map.

If you hold your mouse pointer over the map and hold down your left or right mouse button and move your mouse around, you can move the map around.

You can also search for the branch locations by post code or town name, on this page...

https://www.u3a.org.uk/find-a-u3a.html

This is the U.K.  U3A youtube video page...

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheU3a

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheU3a/videos

This is the U3A  U.K. facebook page...

https://en-gb.facebook.com/u3auk/

This is the U3A  U.K. twitter page...

https://twitter.com/u3a_uk

At least some of the local branches may have their own local branch facebook pages, and possibly also their own branch twitter page.

This is some information about U3A  AUSTRALIA

This is their website...

http://www.u3aonline.org.au/     ...   http://www.u3aonline.org.au/content/about-u3a-online

This is their facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/U3A-Online-128184030591120/?ref=page_internal

https://www.facebook.com/pg/U3A-Online-128184030591120/about/?ref=page_internal

U3A AUSTRALIA doesn't seem to have it's own youtube video page, but if you do the following google search you will see a bunch of youtube videos which have been posted by various AUSTRALIAN members or branches,   google search for ... youtube u3a australia.

If you want to download and save this information post as an a windows wordpad text file, in which the links above will also be clickable, you can view and download it from the link below...
http://docdro.id/mG2Fi91

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Re: Information post - U3A - University of the Third Age
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 03:40:38 AM »
James sometime ago I gave you information about the U.3.A.     The club in London was the 1st club in London so continued to use the title of U3A, London.  It is not an organisation that was formed in England but in France and is a worldwide organisation. There is an overarching organisation but generally speaking all clubs are self managed by volunteers and if there is a university in their catchment area then that university might allow members to attend lectures.  :)
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