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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.  

Dr Tom Woolley

 I am happy to give talks on a range of topics which include Hempcrete and Natural buildings …a low carbon solution to climate change Healthy buildings, how to keep toxic chemicals out of your home with details of recent research

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

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.


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