Cookridge and Horsforth

Welcome to our website.  

Click items on the Menu bar above to find information about individual Interest Groups, Events and What's Happening.



         Social Group Dinner -  A great night at Napoleon's casino!   


Cookridge & Horsforth U3A

Our U3A was launched in November 2008 and we now have 350 members and over forty Interest Groups and short courses. Our members come from Otley, Rawdon, Headingley, Adel, Bramhope and Guiseley as well as Cookridge and Horsforth.

Our aim is to provide shared intellectual, social and leisure activities for people in the Third Age of life. Anyone no longer engaged in full time employment is very welcome to attend one of our monthly meetings without obligation to join.

Why not come along? - learn new subjects and skills, develop new hobbies and make new friends. Please go to the Join Us page, and enter your email address to enrol and pay online.  The Annual Membership Fee has been maintained at £14.00 and membership runs from 1st April to 31st March. 

Cookridge & Horsforth, Leeds, Wetherby and Harrogate U3As have agreed to open up general meetings to members of each of our four U3As, provided there’s space in the meeting room. It may also be possible for our members to join Interest Groups in the other three U3As, although that will depend on the Leader of the Group concerned. If you do attend meetings at one of the other U3As, you will need to produce a current CHU3A renewal receipt. This arrangement applies only to the above-named U3As.



Help needed for our "Summer Event" on 18th June 2018

If you have any ideas /thoughts about what we could do for the event and would like to help, 

we would love to hear from you! Please contact any members of the Committee with your ideas OR go to the MEMBERS / FORUM page to reply to the message. 

We cannot do it without you...


*Day Trips 2nd July and 6th August to HULL and LIVERPOOL*

Places on the days out to Hull (£25.50) and Liverpool (£27.50) are booking up fast.  You may pay on line or by cheque (made payable to Cookridge and Horsforth U3A) which you should give to Betty Pearson at a meeting. A Terracotta Warriors exhibition is available as an extra on the Liverpool trip. This will cost and extra £12 per person.  For more information and how to pay for this, please see the EVENTS page and WHAT'S HAPPENING.

Interested in a day at the Races in June?  For more information please go to the "Social Group / Event pages".     


 Several different holidays planned for 2018: 


   See WHAT'S HAPPENING/EVENT pages for full details for each of these holidays.

ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE "GALLERY" page on the site. 

(Group Leaders please supply photographs for inclusion, but make sure 

everyone is OK about having their picture on the website).

The February newsletter from Trading Standards is available via the LINKS page.

** Leeds AV Group Showcase Saturday 12th May at Trinity University **

We need your help

The U3A is a self-help organisation run entirely by volunteers. 

How can you help?  

  • More people are urgently needed to help with the setting out and clearing away of chairs, etc at general meetings.  Please volunteer!
  • Do you have an unusual or interesting hobby which you could speak on at a general meeting?
  • Could you help with administration tasks including typing, mail shots, folding newsletters, etc.
  • Do you have IT skills which you could offer, such as word processing, using a spreadsheet, DTP or helping with the website
  • Would you like to share your own interests or hobbies with fellow members and maybe form or host an Interest Group?
  • Could you help with refreshments at meetings?
  • Could you be a "greeter" and welcome visitors and new members at meetings?
  • Would you be able to take on some additional responsibility as a member of the Committee of Trustees?
  • Members, please let us know if you have any medical qualifications.

Become a member


January 18 Newsletter click below:

Jan 18.doc

Go to LINKS for the February 18 SAFER newsletter from Trading Standards.

A list (and photographs) of Trustees for 2017-2018 and the amended Constitution are both available in LINKS.

Upcoming events

28 Feb 2018 9:00 AM • Thwaite Mills
05 Mar 2018 10:30 AM • Cookridge Village Hall
19 Mar 2018 10:30 AM • St Margaret's Church

What is The University of the Third Age?

U3As are learning cooperatives which draw upon the knowledge, experience and skills of their own members to organise and provide interest groups in accordance with the wishes of the membership.

The teachers learn and the learners teach.

Reg Charity No. 1155435

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