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 will not just be a time of study of one or two subjects that we cannot study in our groups. Primarily it will be a time of enrichment and fellowship in our U3A. A time when we join with people we don’t usually come across in our U3A life. It will be a time to remember.

There will be 6 or 7 groups, meeting for two hours each morning and afternoon. At the two lunchtimes, we will all meet together. Hopefully there will be a pilates session for those who would like to take part on the Thursday lunchtime, while we may be entertained by a folk duo on the Friday.

Inside are brief, click Spring School for the subjects offered. You will notice that more than 7. Only the 7 most popular subjects will run, since the hotel only has 7 teaching rooms.

The overall cost will be £56. That includes refreshments both am and pm, of coffee or tea and cakes, and a hot buffet lunch, on both days.

We ask for a £10 deposit by the beginning of March, 2018, then the balance to be paid by the beginning of April.

Dates for your Diary
March 2018
Thu Mar 1stPenistoneDrop In session, 10am to 12noon, St. John's Community Centre
Prospective members may join at this session
Mon Mar 5thMeeting1.30pm Monthly Members Meeting/Buzz Priory Campus
Thu Mar 8thMeeting10:00 am Group Co-ordinators Meeting Priory Campus
Fri Mar 9thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
Fri Mar 16thMeeting10:00am Executive Committee Emmanuel Church
Mon Mar 19thMeeting6.30pm New Members Link Up Priory Campus
Wed Mar 21stMeeting10.30am Third Age Trust EGM Birmingham
Fri Mar 23rdCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
April 2018
Sun Apr 1stMeeting1.30pm Monthly Members Meeting Priory Campus
Fri Apr 6thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
Thu Apr 12thMeeting10:00 am Group Co-ordinators Meeting Priory Campus
Mon Apr 16thMeeting6.30pm New Members Link Priory Campus
Fri Apr 20thMeeting10:00 am Executive Committee Emmanuel Churc
Fri Apr 20thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
May 2018
Fri May 4thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
Thu May 17th
→Fri May 18th
Spring SchoolSpring school 2018 at the Ibis Hotel.
Fri May 18thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
June 2018
Fri Jun 1stCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
Fri Jun 15thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat
Fri Jun 29thCrafty Chat, PenistoneCrafty Chat