Welcome to AWAKE U3A

Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella U3A


The Committee is sorry to announce that General Meetings and all group meetings are cancelled with immediate effect, until 1st July, when we will be able to assess the situation again. The Social planned for the end of March was also cancelled. Stay Safe!
Sue McFee

So, enough of the depressing news. The committee is determined that all our members can keep in touch during these troubled times, and what better way than through our Awake Website. Over the coming days, we hope to add lots of things to the website to keep you all informed, entertained, amused, occupied and hopefully a little bit happier. So, trying to concentrate on the positives, have a read of Kitty O'Meara's prose poem, which was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic:

Kitty O

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened,
and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games,
and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened
more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows. And the people began to think

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living
in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the
earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined
together again, they made new choices, and dreamed new
images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth
fully, as they had been healed.
Kitty O'Meara

Online Newsletters. The Committee have decided to produce a new, online version of the Newsletter, to keep you up to date with developments. Just click on this link to the Newsletters page for all the latest information.

On the Computer Group page, we have added several new features to amuse, entertain and help you. For example, we have links to some YouTube clips to make you smile and a Question and Answer section where you can get help with your computer/technical queries. We have also added a link to an online jigsaw puzzle site, and a link to a site with general puzzles such as crosswords, codewords, sudoku etc. We hope to add more items soon, but in the meantime, just click on this Computer Group link - and we hope that you like what you find there (don't miss the YouTube clips - they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face).

A growing number of museums and galleries around the world are closing, but there are some that you can visit from the comfort of your own home. You can enjoy free virtual tours at World Famous Museums, or have a virtual walk around National Parks and stunning countryside.

The Quizzing Group intends to set you all a weekly Quiz (with answers next week). So, if you would like to test your general knowledge, just click on this link to the Quizzing Group page.

On the Local History Group page you will find a growing number of articles about past people and places of Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella. These have been written in response to members’ questions about our local history. Other questions relating to the history of our area would be welcomed from any member of AWAKE U3A, and other visitors to our website, and we will do our best to answer them.

Coronavirus Jokes Laughing during these stressful times may seem inappropriate, but it's what we Brits do best - and laughing in the face of adversity is good for you. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety - so, if you think your sense of humour is up to it, just click onto the Coronavirus Jokes page. It may not be to everyone's taste, but you don't have to click on the link (although you will miss out on some good laughter therapy if you don't!).

Sue McPhee has provided us with a Bird Sightings page to help us through this lockdown. So, click on the link and print off a copy of the Bird Sightings document to help you keep track of the birds visiting your garden.

The University of the Third Age (U3A)
AWAKE U3A, along with all other U3As, sets out to provide stimulating activities for those who are retired from full-time employment. There are over 50 interest groups both large and small, including local history, walking, computer skills, French and jazz appreciation.

Monthly GENERAL meetings usually include:

  • a speaker,
  • refreshments
  • interest groups updates
  • time to meet other members

There is a no charge which includes tea or coffee.

These meetings are held from 2.00p.m to 4.00p.m. (14.00-16.00hrs) usually 3rd WEDNESDAY each month at St. Andrew's Memorial Hall, Kirk Ella, HU10 7QA

Currently there are over 500 members and we would welcome more new members. Annual membership is £12. Some of the interest groups make an additional small charge to cover expenses.


Charitable Status

We are pleased to announce that AWAKE U3A has gained charitable status. Registered Charity Number 1150988 ANLABY WILLERBY AND KIRK ELLA U3A


AWAKE U3A Constitution

The AWAKE U3A constitution was adopted by the membership on Wed 16th Jan 2013 by a unanimous vote, and was updated on 10th December 2019. To view this document click the link on top right of this page or for a printed copy contact our Committee.


AwakeU3A forms part of the Yorkshire and Humber Region U3A, also included are the local U3As of Swanland, Cottingham, Hessle and Beverley

To view the latest newsletter from the Yorkshire and Humber Region U3A click on Yorkshire and Humber Region U3A