Learn more about u3a
What is Ilkley & District u3a?
Ilkley & District u3a was founded in 1997 as part of a UK-wide movement. Our parent body is the Third Age Trust, a national charity. We are managed by a Committee of Trustees (select here for information and contact details).
Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join an activity group
Our groups cater for a wide range of interests and ability levels. New ones are formed all the time and we are always keen to hear new ideas for groups. Join one group or many – it’s up to you although some popular groups have waiting lists.
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Select or click here to enquire about vacancies on a group before committing to membership or check the Group Description page using the buttons above.
Many of our members, but by no means all, live in Ilkley, Otley & adjoining areas.
Whilst there is no upper or lower age limit, a typical member is not in full time work. We are a volunteer-led charity, members being encouraged to help in any way they can.
We have reciprocal membership arrangements with 3 other local u3a groups. Select here for more information.
The u3a movement is based on the principles of mutual aid. Ilkley & District u3a is a registered charity with no paid staff. As an Educational Co-operative there is an expectation that members will share their interests and skills.
Principles of the u3a Movement
The u3a Movement is non-religious and non-political and has three main principles:
The Third Age Principle
The Self-help Learning Principle
The Mutual Aid Principle