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

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Weekenders' Group

This got off to a good start with 10 members attending the first meeting.
Several ideas for the future were discussed and the next meeting will start in the Cafe at LIMESTONE VIEW at 11 am on Saturday 14th October. Come for a cuppa and if the weather is kind, follow this with a short walk round Settle.
Unfortunately because of sudden changes in family committments Tess is unable to continue as coordinator for this group. I am happy to assist in future planning but cannot take it on full time. Chris Benn is going to keep people in touch by email. Hilary Baker and Margaret Gladwin will do the same by phone for those of you who are not happy with the computer.
I hope all group members will help to suggest activities and venues and assist in planning.
Let's keep a good idea going!
Debi Burridge 01729 825922 Debi Burridge

The Geology Group

A report on their 2017 Field Trip


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