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New Branding

The U3A has undergone a rebranding with a new logo. Full details of the rebranding can be found on the National Office website

Trust U3A – All on Zoom

The Third Age Trust which is the parent body of U3As in the UK has set up a separate  “virtual” U3A which is entirely online and which offers a number of groups you can join.    See .  Anyone eligible to join

Free Zoom Sessions from Libraries

Good News from U3A Foyle

U3A Foyle has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK!   From QAVS: The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the

Shared Learning Project – Irish and Scots in South America

Shared Learning Project – Irish and Scots in South America Would you be interested in sharing information about people in your family tree or researching people who set sail for South America? An SLP has been set up to gather

Macular Degeneration

Research study looking for volunteers (for later, when conditions allow) As part of a research study at Ulster University, funded by the Macular Society, volunteers affected by age-related macular egeneration (AMD) and healthy controls are invited to help investigate sensitivity


Inter-U3A events organised by the Region have been postponed.  This includes the Bridge Congress, Singfest, AGM and Finance Workshop.

U3A Agreement with NI Fire Service

The NI Region of U3As has signed an agreenment with the NI Fire Service so that all U3As can ask for a talk by the Prevention & Protection Officers from their local fire stations.  They can request and arrange visits

Group Outings

There are places where Groups can go while access for individuals is limited.  What follows is a list of suggestions for U3As (by no means complete – please email suggested additions/ corrections to Belfast Strand Cinema/ Arts Centre 028

Offers for U3A members

Due to the good behaviour of Causeway U3A, Rockmount Golf Club is offering a discount to U3A members for green fees or meals.  This may be the start of a list of such offers so please email any others 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 to (latest) Blacksmithing Classes Irish music

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.  

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Summer School Programme

For a printable version see Programme