The University of the Third Age is made up of people who are no longer in full-time employment who study together for the pleasure of learning.
We share our knowledge and skills with each other in a reasonably disciplined but informal way.
No qualification is required for membership.
U3A is not an academic institution which awards degrees. Nationally, U3A provides a Resource Centre of teaching aids and a magazine mailed to members. It also offers Summer Schools, Shared Learning Projects with museums etc., and special events in which members can take part.
The U3A is a national charity under the Third Age Trust composed of 1,000 branches with a total membership of about 400,000.
Locally, around the country people organise themselves in branches for mutual learning.
U3A in Brent was founded in 1994/5. Founder Members included Melvyn Leach, Rina Rosselson, and Celia and George Stern.
Local leaders are unpaid volunteers and the Brent branch is entirely self-financing. Most of our meetings take place in the homes of members. For our programmes and events, look at 'groups', 'news' and 'membership' on this website.