Author: Sheila

Autumn Meeting of NI U3As

The 2019 Autumn Meeting for all U3As in Northern Ireland will be held on Monday 29 October 2018 at Spires Conference Centre (on the corner of Great Victoria St & Wellington St). As before, the Trust will cover the cost

Workshop on Beacon and U3A Technology

Technology Group Meeting Rose Marie Bradley, the NI Trustee, invites U3A members to a workshop on Beacon and other U3A Technology issues, to be held in the Spires Conference and Exhibition Centre, Wellington St, Belfast, on Tuesday 16th October, coffee at

COPNI Christmas Card Competition

In recent years entries from U3A members have featured in the Christmas Card issued by the  Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland (COPNI).  There has been an invitation for entries for the 2018 card: “I am contacting you to

Adult Learning Opportunities

In addition to learning with U3As there are a number of organisations providing adult learning or lifelong learning classes.  This post aims to provide links to the key players – please submit your suggestions. Belfast Met Leisure Courses  Conway Education

Newsletter of the National Office

To get regular copies of the Trust’s newsletter add your email address to their website at  Newsletter  .  For a starter check out the September issue to see who you know there.  

Speakers wanted

There has been a request for networking about speakers for U3A meetings. Can you suggest good speakers? Can you offer to talk to other U3As? As a starter for ten: Vickie Chambers, Ulster Wildlife Trust, 028 9046 3108 Janet Hill,

Talking Point, September 2018

Latest News Unfortunately, due to pressure of other commitments, Karen Shaw who initiating these “Talking Point” newsletters has resigned as Secretary to NIREC (Northern Ireland Regional Executive Committee) and will be greatly missed. Technology Group Meeting Rose Marie Bradley, the

Report on East Antrim’s Summer School

Report from East Antrim U3A on their Summer School which was open to all: We at East Antrim U3A hosted a series of workshops during the period 16 July through 24 August. The subjects were wide and varied and included

Shared Learning Project

Check out the national website which gives prominence to the North Down and Ards – click on  Shared Learning Project.  

AGM 2018, Trustee Report

The AGM of the NI Region

The 12th Annual General Meeting of the Northern Ireland Region of U3As This was hosted by Shimna U3A and held in the Community Cinema in Newcastle, County Down, on Wednesday 16th May. It was addressed by Lila Jackson (Chairman), Gabrielle

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