About Brent u3a
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.
Once you have paid the Annual Subscription, you may join as many Groups as you like, typically at no extra charge*, provided there is room. (* Film, Lunches, Yoga and Outings excepted.)
To quote one of the founders of the movement:
“Those who teach shall also learn and those who learn shall also teach”. Peter Laslett