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Category: Adult Education

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Palmers Green & Southgate U3A
WEA Enfield & Southgate Branch

Palmers Green & Southgate U3A

u3a logo2U3A stands for University of the Third Age. It began in France in 1972 with U3As attached to existing universities. The core of the U3A in the UK, which started in 1982, is self directed learning. In the UK there are now over 900 U3As with nearly 320,000 members.

Nobody has to stop learning just because they have stopped working. The University of the Third Age is for people who want to keep active in mind and body. There's first age learning at school or college, followed by second age learning - the skills learnt at work. And there's third age learning when people learn whatever they want. That is what happens in U3A. People come together to study a subject they all find interesting.

Membership of the University of the Third Age is open to men and women who are no longer in full time work, irrespective of race, religion or politics. There is neither a lower or an upper age limit; no qualifications are required and none are given.

WEA Enfield & Southgate Branch

The WEA, more than a century old and with branches nationwide, runs a wide variety of daytime and evening part-time courses designed to help you broaden your knowledge and improve your skills.

Enfield & Southgate WEA holds courses of twenty, ten and five weeks, at centres in Enfield and Palmers Green. Subjects include flim studies, geology, 20th century literature, understanding music, art history and history of London. There is also a five week course after Easter on Restoration Theatre and an annual outing in May. A study day on Thomas Hardy will be held at the end of the summer.