Cookridge and Horsforth

Welcome to our website.  

Select EVENTS for information about meetings: Use the drop down menu under WHAT'S HAPPENING for the latest news; click GROUPS for details of individual Interest Groups, including when and where they meet and whether there are vacancies.   

The Social Group meet the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Leeds 

in the Ark Royal Room of Leeds Civic Hall. 

Cookridge & Horsforth U3A

Our U3A was launched in November 2008 and we now have almost 400 members and over fifty Interest Groups or 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 is £15.00 and membership runs from 1st April to 31st March. 

Cookridge & Horsforth, and Leeds U3As have agreed to open up general meetings to members of each of our U3As, provided there’s space in the meeting room. It may also be possible for our members to join Interest Groups in the other U3A, although that will depend on the Leader of the Group concerned. If you do attend meetings at the other U3A, you will need to produce a current CHU3A Membership Card or renewal receipt. This arrangement applies only to LEEDS U3A.


Thwaite Mills Industrial Museum 

10am on 13th March

followed by lunch at the Crooked Clock pub

(please see Events page for more information)


The Day Out to Burton Agnes Hall and Bridlington

Monday 5th August 2019 is booking up fast.

Cost £28 per person.

See EVENTS list for further information and to book online.


A meeting will be held in the Back Room of Cookridge Village Hall on Monday 4th March at 12 noon for Members who are booked on the 8 night Fred Olsen cruise to the Scottish Isles.


Interested in a 5 Day Holiday to North Wales 2nd September 2019 including rides on the preserved railways, Llangollen canal, tram up the Great Orme, and a visit to Portmeirion? 

Please see WHAT'S HAPPENING - Holidays and Days Out for full information including costs.

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


Click here for a copy of the latest newsletter Feb 19.doc        

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

Upcoming events

04 Mar 2019 10:30 AM • Cookridge Village Hall
13 Mar 2019 10:00 AM • Thwaite Mills industrial Museum
18 Mar 2019 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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