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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Art Appreciation
The date of our next meeting is 6th February in the Castleberg room 2.00pm. Frank Gordon will give a talk on Cezanne and Tadema, so not to be missed!
I look forward to meeting you all then.
Sue Simpson

Looking at Old Buildings
For February - James Innerdale, a conservation architect, has agreed to talk to us on “Looking at Old Buildings” on Thursday Feb 22nd at 2.00pm in the Victoria Hall. All are welcome (not just LAOB members)

See you there Hilary Baker

The Weekenders Group
The next meeting is on Sunday 11th February at 2pm in the lounge at Limestone View

Contact Chris Benn for further details 01729 824880

Creative Writing
A few people have contacted me about this so I plan to have an initial meeting - Monday 26th, February at 2pm in the cafe at Limestone View - with a possible start after Easter. If anyone else is interested please let me know

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