Bradford & District


If you would like to consider joining Bradford u3a please contact the Membership Secretary through the contact page.


We are a member-led organisation for people who are no longer in full-time employment creating opportunities to:
• share our ideas, knowledge and enthusiasms in a friendly atmosphere
• learn, laugh and get the most out of life
• engage in mentally and physically stimulating activities
• develop the fun and passion we have for whatever interests us
• meet up with old friends and make new ones
• be part of a community with local knowledge and opportunities in common
• find the inspiration for new ideas, hobbies and experiences


Every interest group is managed by its members and meetings are very relaxed
You can join as many groups as you wish and we positively encourage new groups which we will help you set up
Take a look at the range of groups on offer; we have 250+ members, around 30+ interest groups covering a wide range of subjects, and a lively programme of social events – there are many ways to get involved
Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you


Groups Monthly MeetingsEvents


The monthly meetings are a chance to meet and chat with friends, followed by an invited speaker for an hour. Lunch ia available after meetings.



Currently we have 35 interest groups which meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Groups vary in size from 4 to 45. Our range of interest groups is constantly increasing. We especially welcome new members who would like to start up a new group. The committee help with setting up new groups and there are lots of resources available nationally. To try a group meeting please contact the Groups Coordinator Maureen.Grace on 01274 673576 or



Many groups regularly make local trips - Archaeology & Geology, Art Appreciation, Gardens, International Dining, Looking at Old Buildings, the Lunch Groups, Theatre and of course our Walking and Sports groups. Trips offer an easy way to meet new people and make new friends.

Our August coach trip is usually to a stately home; in 2019 we visited Renishaw Hall, Derbyshire.

Members also have access to the study Days/short breaks and summer schools organised by Yorkshire regional u3a and by the national office.



Annual membership costs £15 for an individual, or £23 for joint membership.

For this you have access to the monthly meeting, to any interest group you wish to join provided it is not full, to the annual trip and Yorkshire Region and National events. You will receive the monthly Bradford u3a newsletter and the national U3A magazine, 'Third Age Matters'. See the membership form for how to join or use the CONTACT page for more information.



Membership of Bradford u3a is open to anyone who is not in full time employment. Our members have a wide range of backgrounds. See the About the u3a page for more.


LEARN about something new, LAUGH with friends and LIVE a healthy life