Driffield & Wolds

Welcome to the Driffield and Wolds U3A


Due to the CORONAVIRUS crisis all U3A activities are currently suspended until further notice. The situation will be reviewed by the Committee after Easter.


The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a network of local associations providing social, cultural and learning opportunities for retired and semi-retired people at minimal cost. There are over 1000 U3As, supported by a national organisation, the Third Age Trust, with over 375,000 members.

Activities are run by and for members, who share their interests and skills in a friendly and informal environment, often in members' own homes.

There are no obstacles to joining the U3A. All you need is spare time to learn and share social and cultural opportunities with like-minded people.
For more information on the national organisation please visit the LINKS page.


Driffield and Wolds U3A is still growing rapidly. Serving the historic market town of Great Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire together with the surrounding villages. There are currently over 400 members.

Activities include a monthly meeting with a speaker on a topic of general interest and a growing number of interest groups. New groups are formed when there are sufficient members with a mutual interest and when a volunteer group leader can be found.

For more information on the monthly meetings please visit the EVENTS page.

A list of current interest groups can be found on the GROUPS page. Click here NEWSLETTER to read our latest newsletter.


Membership of Driffield and Wolds U3A provides access to twelve monthly meetings per year, unlimited interest groups, special events and a bi-monthly newsletter.

There is an annual membership fee of £12.00
In addition FIVE issues of Third Age Matters Magazine can be delivered to members' homes at an additional cost of £3.00 per year.

There is a £1.00 charge for each monthly meeting.

Membership of any of the groups is included in the branch annual subscription and most groups have no additional cost. However, where a room has to be hired and resources are needed there will be a charge to take into account the cost of the room.

DRIFFIELD & WOLDS U3A is a member of "The Humber Accord" - the other groups who are members are based in Beverley, Cottingham, Hessle, South & North Cave, Swanland, Hornsea, Hull and Howden & District in East Yorkshire. The group AWAKE (drawing members from Anlaby, Willerby & Kirk Ella) is also a member of the Accord. Within agreed guidelines, members of the Driffield and Wolds U3A can take part in the activities of another ACCORD Group member.


For more information, contact Driffield and Wolds U3A using the CONTACT page.

Click here to view our current NEWSLETTER

Click here to download a Membership Application Form (2019).

Click here to see Our Constitution.

Driffield and Wolds U3A is registered with the Charity Commission, number 1183231