North Down and Ards U3A is the largest of 23 U3As in Northern Ireland with over 1000 members,mostly retired people. We are a self-help, lifelong learning organisation for those no longer in full-time employment. We are non-religious and non-political and subscribe to the 3 main principles of the U3A – the Third Age Principle, the Self-Help Learning Principle and the Mutual Aid Principle.
We are completely voluntary and do everything as far as possible for ourselves.
We have over 75 Interest groups - ~~ Astronomy, Singing, History, Travel, Bridge, Table Tennis, Golf, Walking, Gardening, Art, Nature Study, Genealogy, Visits to Theatres and Museums, Wine-tasting, Languages, Reading, Pilates, Craft, Floral Art, Yoga – and many more where we teach and learn from each other in small groups, enjoying each other’s company and friendship.