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The University of the Third Age (u3a)

The University of the Third Age is an international organisation which aims to encourage like minded people , no longer in full time employment, to join together in educational, creative, cultural and leisure activities. 

The word “University” is used in its original sense of people coming together to share and pursue learning in all its forms.

Radcliffe-on-Trent u3a

Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A is part of the national network of U3As offering people who are no longer in full-time employment the opportunity for late life learning, fellowship and enjoyment. 

Members from Radcliffe-on-Trent and the surrounding area share their skills and experiences through monthly meetings addressed by interesting speakers, as well as taking part in a wide variety of group and social activities and outings.

There are over 400,000 U3A members in more than 1,000 U3As!

Find out more about our groups and activities by visiting our Active Groups page and reading our NewSheets.


Radcliffe-on-Trent has a population of around 8,000. It is to the east of Nottingham, situated on the south bank and cliff overlooking the River Trent, from which the village derives part of its name.

Formal Constitution

A copy of our formal Constitution may be downloaded from our Downloads page.

579 MEMBERS in 45 Groups

There are over 600 members having fun in Radcliffe-on-Trent U3A. You could join them. With more than 40  groups covering activities as diverse as Keep Fit, Poetry, Real Ale and Motorcycling, to name just a few, there must be something for you.