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About U3A

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The u3a is a UK-wide movement of locally run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn for fun. It brings together people who are not in full-time employment, to develop their interests and explore new ideas in a friendly and informal environment, Members draw upon their knowledge and experience to teach and learn from each other but there are no qualifications to pass - it is just for pleasure, Learning is its own reward.

A short history of the U3A in the UK has been written by Francis Beckett. (click to view it).

It's all voluntary, and a typical u3a will be home to many interest and activity groups covering a wide range  of different subjects from Art to Zoology and everything in between. Sevenoaks u3a is an educational self-help registered charity,  and follows the u3a Principles and Mission.