Howden & District

Welcome to Howden & District U3A

Live Laugh Learn
Living in Howden or Goole or in the surrounding villages?
Not in full time employment?
Able to spend time enjoying things you had no time for?


  • Make new friends?
  • Learn new skills?
  • Join one of our wide range interest groups?
  • Share on of your skills?


About the U3A

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.

Howden & District U3A

Howden & District U3A was formed in November 2008 and is growing rapidly. Serving the area of Howdenshire, Goole and Marshlands, 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 co-ordinator 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 to read our latest newsletter and here to see the latest regional newsletter.

What does it cost?

Membership of Howden & District U3A provides access to eleven monthly meetings per year, unlimited interest groups, special events, a monthly newsletter and 5 issues of Third Age Matters magazine delivered to members' homes.

There is an annual membership fee of £10

In addition there is a £2.00 charge for each monthly meeting and a small, variable, charge for each interest group meeting, to cover costs.

How to join

For more information, contact Howden & District U3A using the CONTACT page.

Click here to download a Membership Application Form (2023).

Click here to see the current Constitution.

Howden & District U3A is registered with the Charity Commission, number 1147739.