Derbyshire U3A Network
What’s in a Name?
U3A stands for University of the Third Age, but this title causes endless debates among members.
Let’s start with the Third Age part -
University? Well, in the very broadest sense of lifelong learning, perhaps. But we have no faculties, no professors and definitely no exams! Our ‘curriculum’ ranges from Golf to Geology, Scrabble to Spanish Conversation, Railway Studies to Recorders, Walking to Wine Appreciation. We go to theatres, concerts, stately homes, city centres and the great outdoors. We organise trips abroad. The list is endless. Each U3A -
In 2016, a Derbyshire ‘Network Cluster’ was formed. This gives members in one U3A opportunities to participate in a few activities of another cluster member, without joining the other U3A. See the News page.
All British U3As are affiliated to our national body, the Third Age Trust, which gives support and guidance -