Category: Latest News

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 to (Latest – Explore Your

Seamus Heaney Readings

Readings with Mark Doty Saturday 17 November 2018 Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy Join award-winning American Poet and the first International Visiting Poetry Fellow, Mark Doty on Saturday 17 November at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace to hear him read from a

New U3A for Donaghadee

A new U3A for Donaghadee and the surrounding area! Launch Meeting Tuesday 27 November at 1.30 pm Donaghadee Community Centre,  Parade Just go along and find out more      

Summer School 2019

HOLD THE DATE  We have begun planning for the Northern Ireland Regional Summer School 2019 !! WHEN      Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19 June 2019 WHERE     Greenmount College of Agriculture Campus                  45 Tirgracy Rd Antrim BT41 4PS  If you would

Looking At Art, Project with Ulster Museum

LOOKING AT ART:  A SHARED LEARNING PROJECT BETWEEN BELFAST U3A AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS NORTHERN IRELAND’S ULSTER MUSEUM Following an approach to the Ulster Museum agreement was reached to set up a small working group to produce guidelines to help

Sports Offer for U3As

Technology Workshop – Report

Technology and Beacon Day – Report   On the 16th of October Rose Marie Bradley welcomed the inter-U3A technology group to a meeting in Spires in Belfast. The day began with a presentation by Venie and Eric Martin who showed

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

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,

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

Shared Learning Project

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

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

GDPR – Important

New Year Honour

Congratulations to one of our Executive Committee, (Elizabeth) Gabrielle Deans, who has been awarded the B.E.M. for Voluntary service to Western Health and Social Care Trust.