We offer a variety of learning opportunities and social activities, learning social activities for where one is retired, or partially retired.

One in four of the population is in the third age! The first age refers to childhood and dependence, the second age to full-time employment and parental responsibilities and the third age is that which follows where one is retired, or partially retired. The U3A, believes that the third age should be one of creativity, fulfilment and friendship.

By joining a U3A, you will become a member of a growing, dynamic outward-looking organisation, which has a positive and creative approach to life after full-time work. U3As are democratic, self-funded and self-managed organisations, which exist to provide educational and leisure activities for men and women no longer in full-time employment, at minimal cost. They draw upon the knowledge, experience, skills and enthusiasms of their members to organise interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership. U3As offer a vast range of subjects in such diverse fields as art, foreign languages, music, history, gardening, crafts, architecture and computing.

Anyone in the third age can join U3A. No qualifications are required and none are given. The Third Age Trust is the national representative body for the U3A movement in the UK (Reg Charity No 288007) providing a wide range of supportive services to the U3As.

Any comments about or submissions for this web site should be directed to the Web Administrator, Carol Woodward, by email to webmaster@retford-u3a.org.uk