Online programme for u3a week

u3a week is taking place 16-24 September. As part of our national u3a week activity, we are running a programme of online events throughout the week.

On Tuesday 19 September at 3pm, we will be joined by Heléna Herklots, the Commissioner for Older People and Ageing, who will discuss how she is working for a Wales where older people are valued, rights are upheld and no one is left behind. This talk, hosted by the u3a Future Lives group, will offer an insight into the impact a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing can have in their nation.

On Wednesday 20 September at 10am, John Tucker from the Woodland Trust will be leading a discussion on how to get involved in supporting the wildlife and environment. This follows on from the incredible contribution our membership made to the environment when we planted almost 10,000 trees in our u3a anniversary woodland last year.

On Thursday 21 September at 10am, award winning broadcaster, journalist, activist and TED speaker Carl Honoré will be providing an exclusive talk for u3a where he talks about how ageing should be embraced as an adventure.

Please share these events – or perhaps you could screen them at one of your group sessions or monthly meetings. All these events can be booked on the u3a week page.

We would love as many u3as as possible to take part in u3a week. If you are planning an event, or if your u3a groups will be taking their activity outside for alfresco in autumn, please let us know by emailing with the subject u3a week activity

It’s not too late to do something – no matter how small. You can find resources to help with your u3a week event on the u3a website.


Sam Mauger
CEO of the Third Age Trust