Selby & District

Welcome to Selby & District u3a

What is the u3a? The u3a is a worldwide organization providing people in their ’third age’ with opportunities to come together to take up new interests and skills and share knowledge with like-minded people for pleasure, not for qualifications.
‘Third Age’ has nothing to do with years, it's the time when you have finished full time work or raising a family and have time to take up or resume leisure interests. In fact, we have no lower age limit for membership and people who are in part time work are very welcome.

Selby & District u3a was formed in 2015. As well as coming from Selby itself, our members come from many surrounding villages including Brayton, Thorpe Willoughby and Riccall. We don’t have a waiting list and new members are always very welcome. We are an unregistered charity affiliated to the Third Age Trust.

Monthly General Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at Thorpe Willoughby Village Hall, Leeds Road, Thorpe Willoughby YO8 9PA and are open to all members. Doors open at 10.00am, with the meeting starting at 10.30am. We have talks from an invited speaker on a variety of subjects, a raffle, tea and coffee is available and there is time to chat and make new friends. Go to the Events page to find out about future talks.

Interest Groups meet separately on various days each month. In keeping with the u3a ethos of self-help and cooperation, each group is run by members for members with one member acting as Group Leader. The Groups page gives more information.

Membership for 2022-23 is £18.00 with reductions for joining part year. We don’t charge for attending the monthly general meeting but individual Interest Groups may have a nominal charge to cover meeting rooms or craft materials.
If you’re not sure whether u3a is for you, why not come to either an Interest Group or a General Meeting as a visitor? You’ll be very welcome and hopefully like what you see and will join us. A link to our membership form can be found on the right hand side of this page.

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