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Settle District U3A is a registered charity, No. 1095635
Site last updated June 19th, 2018

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Saltaire, Salt's Mill, Lister Park and Cartwright hall
Tuesday 3rd July
Coach pick-up 9.30am from the Rugby Club
Returning 3.00pm from Saltaire
£:£11.00 per person.
All are welcome to join us.
contact: Sue Simpson (01524) 241271

News of the Groups

New groups suggested have been Music Appreciation, Spanish Conversation, Wine Tasting and Dry Stone Walling. Let me know if you're interested in any of these.

Several people have expressed interest already in the possibility of joining a Bird Watching group so watch out for further details. Looking at Old Buildings needs someone to help Elizabeth Evans to coordinate this group. And the Lunch Group may need a new coordinator. Please contact me in the first instance if you would like to find out more about this.

Debi Burridge (01729) 825855

Many thanks, Debi


Settle Bridge Club is having a taster evening at 6.00pm on Thursday 12th July at St. John’s Hall, Church Street, Settle. Click here for details.

The object of the evening is to increase the membership of the bridge club but a certain proficiency is required to enjoy the twice weekly club sessions. It is envisaged that some of those attending the Taster Evening will not have that proficiency and they will be pointed in the direction of the U3A group to learn the required skills until they feel confident to play at the club.

If you are not a member of the Bridge Group or the Bridge Club but are interested in learning to play bridge please give call me on 01729 268201 and come to the taster evening if you can.

FRANK RHODES - Group Leader - 01729 268201


Discovery Trail Day in Ilkley Midsummer Day
Further information on Notice Board or from a committee member

Yorkshire and Humberside Region:
02 May 2018 AGM and Development Meeting, York
14 May 2018 "Industrial Archaeology of Bradford - Iron, Coal and Bricks" at Bradford Club, 1 Piece Hall Yard, Bradford BD1 1PJ 10.30 am – 4.15 pm (See Notice Board), Bradford

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

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