Barnsley & District



The calendar below is primarily used to notify you of events planned for all of the Barnsley U3A membership. Along with other events, these include: Workshops being held by the district U3A, Monthly Meetings, New Member Meetings, Group Coordinator Meetings, and meetings of the Barnsley & District U3A Executive Committee.

Recent changes to the website administration, with more involvement of Group Coordinators in updating information, mean that some group events will also start to be publicised here. However, be aware that some of the events that appear in the calendar might be very specific to the group members, so even though it will normally be very clear if a group event is open to the entire membership, some may be closed events, e.g. rehearsals. If there is any ambiguity you should contact the group coordinator concerned for the group involved and ensure that it is an open event before attending. Thank you.

Group meeting dates and times can be found by going to the Groups page, and then clicking on the Groups Calendar link (on the right side of that page).

MAIN EVENTS CALENDAR (See "Dates For Your Diary" below)

Please check this page regularly! It is used for notifying you of important meetings and events such as Monthly Meetings, AGMs, New Members Meetings, Group Coordinators meetings, and special meetings such as the Penistone project.


These are free and open to all members and are usually held on the first Monday of the month at Priory Campus, Pontefract Road, Lundwood, S71 5PN, from 1.30pm until about 3.30pm. Refreshments and meals/snacks can be obtained from the cafe in Priory Campus prior to and after the meeting, where you can chat to your friends. There is also the opportunity to buy raffle tickets, browse our second hand book/DVD stall, and purchase tickets for future social events/meals out.

The meetings vary but there will normally be a speaker (or fun presentation by one of our groups), followed by updates from the Committee and Group Coordinators.


Ibis Hotel, Barnsley (off Junc 37 M1)
May 17th and 18th.

This was a great success (if one believes the group Facebook page). Our thanks go to all concerned. Particularly its organiser and Development officer Beth Rudkin. Also to the Class lecturers who's determination and efforts made the courses both informed and enjoyable. And lastly to the venue and its staff for their attentive, 'can do' attitude was appreciated.

Heard at the Spring School
'Instructive 2 days. Would love another next year, perhaps more options? Food v.good, too - excellent value. Thank you.'

'I enjoyed both the Dickens and the Greek. The arrangements for the two days were excellent, so everything went very smoothly.'

'Loved everything about the Spring School. I attended Passcendaele and found out how to trace my grandfather's records... Hope you organise another.'

'A great two days. The Ibis was a good location, friendly staff and good food. Interesting subjects, well presented. Please repeat.'

'Very good. Nice venue. Do it again'

'Will certainly attend another time, if Doncaster U3A is invited.'

...and so it went on.

Dates for your Diary
June 2018
Fri Jun 1stCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
Mon Jun 4thMeetingAGM - Members Monthly meeting. 1:30pm. Priory Campus
Thu Jun 7thPenistoneDrop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre
Thu Jun 14thMeetingCoordinators' Mtg. 10:00am Priory Campus
Fri Jun 15thMeetingExecutive Committee 10:00 am Emmanuel Church
Fri Jun 15thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
Fri Jun 29thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
July 2018
Mon Jul 2ndMeetingMembers Monthly Meeting. 1:30 pm Priory Campus
Thu Jul 5thPenistoneDrop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre
Thu Jul 12thMeetingCoordinators' Mtg. 10:00am Priory Campus
Fri Jul 20thMeetingExecutive Committee Meeting. 10:00am Emmanuel Church
August 2018
Thu Aug 2ndPenistoneDrop In 10am to 12pm, St Johns Community Centre
September 2018
Thu Sep 6thPenistoneDrop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre
October 2018
Thu Oct 4thPenistoneDrop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre
November 2018
Thu Nov 1stPenistoneDrop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre
December 2018
Thu Dec 6thPenistoneDrop In 10am to 12pm, St John's Community Centre