Harewood Hse,14th July, places still available. Booking July meeting for Raby Castle. See Events page.

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… to Guisborough's biggest and best social and learning group!

Guisborough U3A is one of over a thousand branches of a national movement, The University of the Third Age. More than 500 retired or semi-retired people from in or near our town have built a thriving and welcoming organisation to develop their interests and continue their learning and enjoyment.

Don’t be put off by the ‘University’ bit in our title! Our activities range from Art Appreciation to Canasta, from Russian Literature to Flower Arranging and Poetry, from Play Reading to Music Appreciation and Middle-eastern Dance, from Photography to Tai Chi and Scrabble. We have at least seven different Walking groups.

Some groups meet every week, some every two or three weeks or monthly

To take a quick look at what sort of activities are currently on offer, click on either the Groups or the Calendar menu item at the top of any page. From there you can also see when and (usually) where a particular group meets, and for how long.

GU3A is entirely self-starting and self-organised

If you have an interest you want to pursue with others (Astronomy? Jam-making? The history of Africa? Getting the best out of your iPad?), please contact our Activities Co-ordinator to discuss how to go about it. All our group co-ordinators are ordinary members of GU3A – if you believe you could lead a new group from a position of knowledge and experience, we’ll welcome you with arms even more open than usual. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an ex-teacher, a hobbyist, an experienced enthusiast or a near beginner – we’ll do our best to help you get a group going.

Join us!

There are several ways to join us or try us out. Just click on the 'Join' link here or in the menu at the top of the page to make your own choice. But, whichever you choose, do please come along and join us – we really are what it says below ...


(Photo by Dorothy Robins -- Photography Group)