Twenty years old and growing fast – that’s Chesterfield’s first university

There’s a ‘university’ in Chesterfield that’s 20 years old this month and has nearly 900 ‘students’. But it’s far from a conventional university, as vice-chairman Philip Arrandale explains.

U3A STANDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE and is designed to give people in full or part retirement the opportunity to meet socially, share their knowledge and learn from others.  No qualifications are required to join, there are no lectures, no exams and no degrees are given…

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