Definition of University of the Third Age in English:

University of the Third Age

noun

  • An organization providing courses of education for retired or elderly people.

    • ‘In her final years she devoted her time to the University of the Third Age, which offers education for retired people and latterly honorary president.’
    • ‘After his own retirement - still in his mid fifties - Frank's attention was drawn to a movement which had started in France and was taking America by storm: the University of the Third Age.’
    • ‘This 70-something volunteer at the University of the Third Age in Clifford Street, York, which organises courses and activities for the over-50s, thought her life was heading for the slow lane when she turned 50.’
    • ‘It was organised by the University of the Third Age as part of Seniors Week.’
    • ‘A North Yorkshire pensioner who launched the University of the Third Age across the region has died aged 81.’
    • ‘If you join a course run by the University of the Third Age do not ask your fellow students how old they are.’
    • ‘I run a choir for our local University of the Third Age, so I've cut out the article and shall regale the choir members with quotes from the piece.’
    • ‘The next meeting of the Evesham branch of the University of the Third Age will be held on September 2 in the Public Hall at 2pm.’
    • ‘A more informal organization is the University of the Third Age, which provides educational opportunities for the over-50s.’
    • ‘The University of the Third Age which provides educational courses and clubs for those over 50 and the Senior Consortium are also involved with the service.’

Pronunciation:

University of the Third Age

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