What is u3a? Founded in 1982 there are more than 1,039 u3as nationally with over 43,000 members. u3as are locally-run with interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities for people who are no longer in full or part-time work.
u3a is a voluntary organisation which encourages self-learning by members exploring new ideas, sharing their skills and interests with others in a friendly environment. It's learning for fun, not with the aim of gaining qualifications. Becoming a member of u3a is the ideal way to meet people, make new friends and start a whole new learning and social life in retirement. (Read a comment from one of our members under LINK).
Each u3a is independent, with some having charity status, and reflects the interests and needs of its membership and consequently differ in the way they are run and in the activities that they offer.
If you are interested in becoming a member please come along to one of our meetings at the Barn, Tadcaster (opposite the Brewery). We will be happy to see you and introduce you to our members and after the meeting, if you wish, we can have a chat to answer any questions you may have about u3a membership, whilst enjoying a cup of tea/coffee. We would hope that you would become a member and be happy to share your knowledge and skills with existing members, and at the same time develop your own interests and make new friends.
Members Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from 14.30-4pm at the Barn in Tadcaster.
The u3a motto is “Learn, laugh and live” which is what we want for our memberships.
To find out more click “What is u3a?” which will take you to a short video where you can learn more about us.
Note Originally called the University of the Third Age, now known as u3a. The word 'University' is no longer used.