Market Harborough & District

The U3A movement provides learning and leisure activities for retired and semi-retired people. U3A stands for University of the Third Age. This is the original meaning of "university" - a community of people who learn from one another, without entry requirements, assessments, curriculum, or exams. Our approach is 'learning for pleasure'. We meet in designated venues or in members' homes. We are a voluntary organisation, open to everyone in their 'third age'. After the ages of education and work comes a third age of freedom, a time to explore new interests, to share our skills and experiences with others, and to make new friends.

U3A is a cooperative, self-help organisation, operating under the auspices of the national Third Age Trust, but like over 1,000 other U3As we are autonomous. We rely on our members (we have over 450) to give as well as to take part. Everyone can contribute something - organising an activity group, planning a country walk, taking on committee work, or making the coffee at our monthly meeting.

If this seems like something you would like to be part of, click here to Join Us. You will be very welcome.