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Definition of University of the Third Age from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

University of the Third Age

 
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(abbreviation U3A)
 
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an international organization aimed at providing 'lifelong learning for older people'. It organizes courses and other activities for retired people. It started as part of a university in France in 1973 and the first U3A group started in the UK in 1983 after the creation of a charity The Third Age Trust. Most courses in the UK are taught by U3A members themselves using their knowledge and experience.