The Third Age Trust

What is the Third Age Trust?

U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.  The Third Age Trust is the national body that looks after all U3A groups in the UK, providing educational and administrative support.

How to find out more about the Third Age Trust

Further information, including details of national events, can be found on the Third Age Trust website:

Note that some areas of that website are restricted to members only, and you will be required to register and obtain a login and password to view those areas.   Registration is quick and easy:   note that, for registration purposes, the Andover U3A Group sits in the U3A's "South East" Region.

National Newsletter

You can sign up to receive the monthly National Newsletter at

Other Contact details for the Third Age Trust

The postal address for the Third Age Trust is:

   The Third Age Trust
   52 Lant Street
   SE1 1RB

Telephone:   020 8466 6139


The Third Age Trust Governance Consultation Survey

A Review of the Governance of the Third Age Trust was initiated in 2016, with that process expected to be completed by August 2018.

The Third Age Trust has asked that the Findings and Recommendations of the associated Working Group be made available to all U3A members:  the document can be viewed by clicking the  "Findings and Recommendations"   link below.


Governance Consultation Survey
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Governance Consultation Survey

Please find below a link to the Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future structure of the Third Age Trust. Please forward this on to any interested U3A members.

Many thanks,
The Third Age Trust

Findings and Recommendations



Page last amended 21 February 2018


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