Cookridge and Horsforth

Welcome to our website.  

Use the drop down menu under U3A AT HOME and THINGS TO DO, to see what we are doing during Lockdown.  


Typical Cookridge Snow Scene - January 2021

Cookridge and Horsforth U3A

Our U3A was launched in November 2008 and we now have 355 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 join us? - 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 each year.

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 Leeds 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.



Monday 1st March 2021 10.30 by Zoom

"Many thanks to all of you who managed to join our meeting despite my making a mess of the invitation.  Your patience is highly appreciated. Over 80 members were present and the amendments were passed."

Pat (Secretary).



On Monday 1st February 2021, members were treated via Zoom to an enjoyable entertainment by Fool's Gold. A link has been provided under the MEMBERS area of the site for a free download of their music, Mystery book and Puzzle book.  A special code is provided.  (Please note that you will need to logon to the website to access the secure Members' area.)


During Lockdown we are unable to hold face to face general meetings but have successfully begun holding virtual meetings and talks using Zoom or Mirthy.  Please see the U3A AT HOME page for a booklet on How to use ZOOM, and find information about other free online talks.

Also look for ideas for keeping entertained and busy on THINGS TO DO, including information about Sailing sent by last week's speaker. 

Please send your ideas re Music, Recipes and books to keep the page up to date. 


Check out the EVENTS list to see the next planned general meetings for the 2021.



Latest Newsletter from Leeds Trading Standards which includes warning re the latest scams, online dating, doorstep traders, bogus car insurance brokers, etc.

Safer newsletter Feb 21.pdf


Meet the Chair - an opportunity to meet the National Chairman, Ian McCannah via Zoom.  Book via the Yorkshire and Humberside region website. 

See the attached flyer Ask the Chair FLYER with ZOOM[13854].docx


Please check the GALLERY regularly to see what members have been doing to keep busy during lockdown including new sketches by Sandra, Christmas cards from Dominique and Autumn photographs by Pearl.

Also look at the THINGS TO DO PAGE for some suggestions of other activities, including Betty's weekly quiz, recipes and music and book recommendations by members.  Please share your favourite TV programme, music choice, book, or recipe by sending them to so we can add them to the site? 

Become a member


Thank you 

to everyone who completed the recent survey. A summary of the findings is below.

Survey results summary.docx


 For a list of the Trustees for 2020/21 and their roles click below:-

Revised list of Trustees 2020 to 2021.docx

January 21 Newsletter

CHU3A newsletter Jan 2021 copy[13688].pdf

A copy of the 2020 Annual Report available here full report for 2020 AGM latest)[11510].docx text only and minus the cover!

Look at the GALLERY to see the latest contributions from members including photographs of Connie's appearance on the BBC News.

Upcoming events

09 Mar 2021 10:30 AM • ZOOM
15 Mar 2021 10:30 AM • ZOOM

What is The U3A?

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.

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