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About U3A

U3A stands for University of the Third Age, a movement started in France in 1973 to promote continuing learning by Third Agers (originally defined as those over the age of 50). Lecturers give talks and short courses as a community service and do not charge fees.

There are several thousand U3A groups in the world with a thousand in the UK and over 50 in the city of London alone. In Singapore there is currently only one other active U3A group. For the worldwide U3A movement, please read more here.

U3A Duxton Hill

U3A Duxton Hill focusses on holistic health, ageing well and savouring the joy of living through lifelong learning and the appreciation of nature and the arts.

Management

U3A is governed by a Management Committee comprising a Chairman and four other committee members. The current committee comprises:

Chairman
Hong Hai
Prof Hong is a practising TCM physician and Chairman of Renhai Centre Limited. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the business school at Nanyang Technological University.

Executive Director
Vincent Chong
Prof Chong is a visiting consultant in the National University Health System and formerly the Professor of Radiology, National University of Singapore. He has kindly agreed to serve as Executive Director for one year from May 2022.

Secretary
Soh Shan Bin
Ms Soh is a practising physician at the Renhai Clinic.

Members
Tan Chin Kar
Mr Tan is a Publisher of Write Editions.

Karen Wee
Ms Wee is a director of Renhai Centre Ltd and a practising physician at the Renhai Clinic.

Advisors

Professor Kua Ee Heok is Tan Geok Yin Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at NUS and the Mind Care Clinic, Farrer Park Hospital.

Ms Soh Swee Ping is the Chief Executive Officer of Council for Third Age (C3A), an agency that promotes active ageing in Singapore, with particular focus on lifelong learning and senior volunteerism through public education and partnerships with organisations in the ageing landscape.

Dr William Wan is the General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement and Chairman of Prison Fellowship Singapore. He is the winner of the Council for Third Age Active Ager Award in 2011 and the President’s Voluntarism and Philanthropy Award in 2017.

Forthcoming Events

Past Events

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    In this U3A webinar special, two experts discuss the delicate issue that we must face about our loved ones and eventually ourselves – dying.

    Date: 26 Nov 2022, Saturday
    Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
    Venue: Online via zoom
    Fee: Admission is free

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    Be inspired by Dr Jack Sim on how you can help others on a global scale.

    Date: 22 Oct 2022, Saturday
    Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
    Venue: Online via zoom
    Fee: Admission is free

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    Discover the simplicity and joys of life among Tibetans in the remote region of Yushu in Qinghai Province, China. Learn about the rich culture and the warmth of the Tibetan people. See how friends banded together to help improve the living condition of the poor remote villagers in Tibet.

    Date: 17 Sep 2022, Saturday
    Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
    Venue: Online via zoom
    Fee: Admission is free

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