Welcome to Holderness U3A


Welcome to the Holderness regional group of the U3A, the University of the Third Age.

What is the U3A?

Retirement is the start of a new and exciting chapter in our life, a “third age””, with free time and life experience providing a great opportunity to enjoy new and existing interests. The U3A is a national organisation aimed at bringing together like minded retired or semi-retired people to participate in various activities and interests in a fun and friendly environment. This is done through regional U3A groups forming local Interest Groups where members choose to pursue a common interest together. The way each group operates, its choice of venue, time, date and subject matter is determined by the group members themselves. The size of such groups varies from two or three to twenty or more.

Watch this 20 minute YouTube U3A video to find out more about the U3A.

What Interest Groups do we have?

The Holderness U3A has a number of well established Interest Groups, including book club, drama, craft, local history, mah jong, out to lunch, painting and drawing, knitting, theatre and cinema, and walking. You are welcome to join as many of these groups as you wish. If there is a subject or activity where you wish a group to be formed then let us know as we are keen to help develop new Interest Groups. The opportunities are limitless!

We also have a monthly meeting which allows members across groups to meet and to share what is happening within the U3A. Monthly meetings also include a guest speaker, covering a wide range of interesting topics throughout the year.

As a relatively new group our numbers are small, currently around 50 members. However, we are keen to grow and therefore warmly welcome new members.

How much does it cost?

Annual subscription is £15. We also charge £2 to those members attending the monthly meeting, to cover the cost of the room hire plus tea and coffee.

Depending on activities of the Interest Groups there may be other costs within each group but these are kept to a minimum. Most of our current Interest Groups have no fixed charges.

Is the U3A for you?

The U3A mantra is “Learn, Laugh and Live”. So if you are retired or semi retired, wish to pursue your interest or try something new with other people and develop new friends, why not join us?

How do I find out more?

To find out more please contact us (see our Contact page) or come along to one of our monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm at the Paull Village Hall (next to the lighthouse)