Milton Keynes University of the Third Age
If this is your first visit to MKU3A, welcome! We hope you will return regularly. There is a wealth of information on the site
What is The University of The Third Age?
The word University is used in its original sense of people coming together to share and pursue learning in all its forms. There are nearly 1000 local U3As, all individually registered charities. They are all members of the Third Age Trust which is their national support and advisory body in the UK. The current strap line that sums up our objectives is "LEARN, LIVE and LAUGH"
U3As are autonomous, self-help organisations run by the voluntary efforts of their members. They are self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for people no longer in full-time work. Opportunities are provided for members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning for fun, not for qualifications. There is much more information on the U3A national website including member benefits and group resources. To get the best from that site you will need to set up an account with a username and password. Included among these facilities is a three year plan, which you can download and this will give you an overview of the U3A movement in the UK : Going Forward, 2014 – 2016.
The charitable aims of MKU3A are:
- To advance the education of the public and in particular the education of people no longer in full time employment in Milton Keynes and the surrounding locality.
- The provision of facilities for leisure time and recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for those no longer in full time employment in the interests of their social welfare.
The Wordle below will give you a first feel of the range of activities in the MKU3A. For more detail please go to the Interest Groups Page from the main menu.