Settle District U3A

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Settle District U3A is a registered charity, No. 1095635
Site last updated April 10th, 2017

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THURSDAY 10th AUGUST 10:00a.m. to noon
In The Friends' Meeting House for Renewals and Joining
and the Victoria Hall for Groups Sign Up

(Coffee at 10am)



To join as a new members see New members - how to join

For details see Renewal of Membership

Please consider Gift Aiding your annual fee if you are a tax payer


The Geology Group

A report on their 2017 Field Trip

Looking at Old Buildings

Will visit Rochdale July 27th. The coach will leave the Cricket Club car park at 9am. I have booked a guided tour at 10.30am (about 1 hour) of the very impressive Victorian Gothic Town Hall. At 2pm there will be a visit to the Rochdale Pioneers Museum for a talk and look round including a hot drink. It is a short walk between the 2 venues with an opportunity to see the new Gracie Fields statue and newly uncovered medieval bridge. And time for lunch! Cost £22 including coach, both tours, driver's tip and LaOB 50p. Home approx 5.30pm.
I must have names and payment by 23rd June, Debi Burridge 01729 825922


Advance Notice of the 34th AGM of the Third Age Trust 2017 to be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on Thursday,
31 August from 11.15 am. Further information on our Thursday Notice Board.

Notice of National Summer Schools:

17 – 20 July at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire
14 – 17 August at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
11 – 14 September at Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

Book online at: or call National Office: 0208 466 6139

Regional Summer Learning Break 2017 - for an information leaflet click here

ATG Theatre Card Offer for U3A members at a reduced price of £25 (full price £35). For more details visit the events page of the U3A members website or for more information phone national office 84666139

There are international students at our universities hoping to have the privilege of meeting people who live in the UK. Having a well-educated younger person from another part of the world visit you for a day, a weekend, or over Christmas, is an ideal way of exchanging ideas about your respective cultures. It’s an opportunity to take a pride in our own country and to understand more about another one, while showing kindness to someone far from home. It’s also great fun. If you’re not sure about doing this on your own, why not get together with another U3A member and make a great international weekend of it? HOST is a well-established charity whose hosts are volunteers. Please see or call local organiser Sue Binns on 01845 52484601845 524846.

St Johns Ambulance pocket size guide covering 5 common emergency conditions available free on application

First two of U3A walking guides are available one of Bodmin Moor and one written about Settle written by local u3a member Tony Stevens. Available to download (35 pages) on

Special discounts for U3A groups at RHS gardens. More information at

U3A National Chess by email - 57 U3A members from 54 different U3A groups playing chess by email. Contact for more details

U3A Humour Groups - there are currently 35 groups in existence. Contact Jean Bishop 01903 69521501903 695215 or for a starter pack