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Nottinghamshire 20 year and 15 year Certificates

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These photographs were taken during the January 2020 meeting of the Nottinghamshire Network of U3As where Trustee Jean Hogg congratulated Paul Fileman Chairman of Soar Valley U3A on their 20 years of membership (left) and congratulated Gill Lee Chair of Newark & District U3A on their 15 years of membership (right).


East Midlands Regional Conference 2020

The East Midlands Regional Conference 2020 - Making a Difference' is to be held on Tuesday 21st April.at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Eastwood, Nottingham.   To view the programme follow this link: programme

Trustee Jean Hogg is very grateful to Stephne Tewson for dealing with the bookings and to the Northamptonshire Network for allowing the use of their bank account. This is very helpful as there is no longer a Regional bank account. The Conference is heavily subsidised by the Third Age Trust. Jean is also very grateful to the group of people who have helped to plan the event.  We do hope that U3As from across the Region will send at least one person, follow this link for the booking form.

Click here or on the image to read or print the poster.

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U3A East Midlands Trustee - Winter 2020 Newsletter

Trustee Jean Hogg's second new year newsletter includes information from the Networks and the Third Age Trust.  She writes: I find it hard to believe that this is the second new year newsletter I have written as your Trustee. How time flies. . . It has been a fascinating year, and I continue to be so impressed with all the U3A members I meet who are so active in developing and promoting the movement and in ensuring that our U3As continue to thrive and enhance the lives of Third Agers. Thank you all so much for all you do.

To read the Winter 2020 Newsletter follow this link here.

About the Region

Recent  website additions

Feb 2020 - News - Nottinghamshire membership certificates added
Jan 2020 - News - Winter 2020 newsletter added
Dec 2019 - News - Research Ambassador and Conference 2020 poster added..
Nov 2019 -
News - Woodhall Spa 10 year celebrations added.
U3As are organised into Regions in England, and into countries for Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.  The East Midlands Region comprises the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnsmaphire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire.

The Region has two fundamental purposes:

1. To enable U3As to work together to help them meet their objectives (learning, recreation and companionship) – by cooperative activities usually involving discussion and sharing of experiences.
Read about  Shared Learning and Research Projects under the Region tab.

2. To ensure U3As have the opportunities to propose and vote for their representative on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Third Age Trust.  The Regional Trustee provides a means of communication to the NEC.  
Read about the role of Regional Trustee under the Region tab.

Because of its geographical size the Region has divided itself into five County Networks of U3As (with Leicestershire and Rutland operating as one).   Find out more about the U3As and their Networks under the U3As and Networks tabs. 

You might like to have a look at the websites for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire Networks to see what they do and their latest news.

The Region and Networks are about U3As (and their members) doing things together. 

About the U3A

In the UK the U3A is a movement which provides opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to participate in learning activities both educational and recreational.  It also provides companionship.   There are over 1000 U3As in the UK with over 365,000 members and each, under the umbrella of the Third Age Trust, is independently operated. The range of activities in each one is up to the members to decide and provide.

U3As provide a wonderful opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to enrich their lives by learning new skills and developing new interests. To Learn Laugh and Live is the aim of all members. Each U3A is a “university” of people, who come together to share and pursue learning in all its forms.   It is also a member of The Third Age Trust (TAT), which is the national support and advisory body and to whose aims and guiding principles every U3A member adheres.

To learn more  about the TAT aims and guiding principles follow this link to the TAT website- Vision and Mission.