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.


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

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.

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

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.


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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    Join anthropologist and Japan specialist Prof Thang Leng Leng for her rich insights from three decades of studying aging in Japan.

    Date: 23 Jul 2022 (Rescheduled to 6 Aug)
    Time: 2.30pm to 4.00pm
    Mode of Instruction: Online via ZOOM
    Language: English
    Fee: Admission is free

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    U3A Duxton Hill was launched on 12 Oct 2019 with a talk by Prof Kua Ee Heok on Good News of Ageing in Singapore: Preventing Dementia, Depression and Decrepitude. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, activities were suspended. We have resumed activities since May 2022

    Date: 12 Oct 2019
    Venue: U3A Duxton Hill

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    Mindfulness practice can make you feel happier and find contentment in life, decrease anxiety and depression, and improve moods, concentration, and memory. Through this talk, you will learn about mindfulness and how to practice and apply it in your daily lives for a stronger mental wellbeing.

    Date: 21 May 2022, Saturday
    Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
    Venue: Online via zoom
    Fee: Admission is free

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