Settle District U3A

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Settle District U3A is a registered charity, No. 1095635
Site last updated February 5th, 2018

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The Weekenders Group
Our next meeting is on Saturday 10th March at Limestone View at 10.30am.

Contact Chris Benn, 824880
for further details.

Creative Writing Group
Several interested people met recently to discuss how to take this idea forward. It was agreed that a first session will be held on Monday April 30th at 1.30pm in the Castleberg room at Victoria Hall. Please let me know if you are coming because I plan to send some ideas out to work on beforehand.

Debi Burridge, 825855


Quiz Evening Gargrave Village Hall Friday, 16 March 2018
Discovery Trail Day in Ilkley Midsummer Day
Dragon Boat Race Saturday, 23 June 2018
Further information on Notice Board or from a committee member

Yorkshire and Humberside Region:
13 February 2018 National Workshop – several topics, Leeds
22 March 2018 Creative Writing, York
(for details see national website via Events/Workshops)
02 May 2018 AGM and Development Meeting, York
14 May 2018 Industrial Archaeology of Bradford, Bradford
Further information on Notice Board or from a committee member

U3A National:
Changes to U3A Constitutions
Emergency General Meeting, 21 March 2018

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