Author: Sheila

Art Inventory

Hello I am Hugh Nelson from the Northern Health and Care Trust where I am secretary of a newly established Arts and Wellbeing Group chaired by our Chief Executive, Dr Tony Stevens. One of the initiatives we will be taking

Trustee’s Report

Trustee’s Regional Newsletter 2016 It has been a pleasure over the last year to represent N. Ireland as your regional trustee. It has been a busy but rewarding time. I have attended AGMs, regional, monthly and new U3A meetings, open

Speaker Offer

The Geneva Window       Harry Clarke Harry Clarke, Ireland’s most famous stained glass Artist, was commissioned by the Irish Government to design a window for the International Labour Office in Geneva. It represents the Irish Literary Revival and portrays poems plays

Autumn Regional Meeting 2016

Unfortunately the keynote speaker, Pam Jones, had to withdraw at the last minute and sent her apologies.  Many thanks to John Trimble from Upper Bann who stepped in to the breach with a presentation of the Beacon system for managing

Lin Jonas – A Tribute by Joyce Gibson

  I must have joined U3A just as Lin was taking up her new job in 1996. By the time I met her at my first NEC meeting four years later she seemed to me a very authoritative, very fair

Report on Tollymore Adventure Day

From the Mourne Observer: “Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is renowned for delivering a wide range of skills and leadership courses to all ages, groups, teams and individuals. They were delighted last week to welcome their first group of eager participants

Trustee Report to NI Regional AGM

Trustee Report to N. Ireland Regional AGM: Tuesday 17th May 2016 in Foyle U3A Thank you Chair, Can I first of all express my great joy and delight at delivering my first report as your Regional Trustee here at Foyle

Database of all U3A projects

The Third Age Trust has recognised the wide range of topics covered by Shared Learning Projects and U3A Research Projects and has set up a website where details of them all can be found.  It might give you some ideas.

Contact a U3A

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Through a special agreement between LibrariesNI and U3As in Northern Ireland, local libraries are accommodating many of our events free of charge provided the participants are library members.  In addition to this they will accommodate the needs of book groups,

Quiz 2016

An amazing 29 teams battled out for the honour of winning the 2016 inter-U3A with the honours going to a team from Causeway. The Region Executive wish to apologise to those who were too late to book a place at

Autumn 2015

U3A Celebrates Growth at Autumn Meeting The University of the Third Age (U3A) has been growing fast in Northern Ireland, with around 6,500 members among the older community in Northern Ireland and this success was celebrated at their recent Autumn

Trip Suggestion – Sentry Hill

SENTRY HILL HISTORIC HOUSE & VISITOR CENTRE                                                   I am contacting you from Sentry Hill Historic House and Visitor Centre in Carnmoney, Co Antrim, a museum owned by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. Since opening in April 2005, we have welcomed

Trip Suggestion

Looking for suggestions for a trip?  Something different is a visit to Flame – the only gasworks left in Ireland.  It is maintained by the Carrickfergus Gasworks Preservation society and, as well as information on how gas was produced, it

Trustees’ Regional Newsletter: Autumn 2015

N.I. Trustees’ Regional Newsletter: Autumn 2015 The new season of U3A activities is underway, so now is a good time for an update on the wider U3A organisation. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed the position of the apostrophe